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I Thank a Fool (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 September 1962 (USA)
After prosecuting a female doctor for mercy-killing, a district-attorney hires the same doctor to care for his mentally-ill wife.

Director:

Robert Stevens
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Hayward ... Christine Allison aka Garden
Peter Finch ... Stephen Dane
Diane Cilento ... Liane Dane
Cyril Cusack ... Captain Ferris
Kieron Moore ... Roscoe
Richard Wattis ... Ebblington
Athene Seyler ... Aunt Heather Chandler
Miriam Karlin ... Woman in the Black Maria
Laurence Naismith ... O'Grady
J.G. Devlin J.G. Devlin ... Coroner
Clive Morton ... Judge
Richard Leech ... Irish Doctor
Brenda de Banzie ... Nurse Drew
Yolande Turner ... Polly (as Yolande Finch)
Marguerite Brennan Marguerite Brennan ... Irish Barmaid
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A physician named Christine Allison is employed by an attorney who formerly prosecuted her on charges of euthanasia to watch over his mentally ill wife. Written by Kelly

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Trapped...Between a New Love And an Old Crime! See more »

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First feature film to be designed by the famous stage designer Sean Kenny. See more »

Goofs

While running across Ireland, Susan Hayward's high heeled shoes suddenly become sensible flat soled brogans while she's climbing over the rocks. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008) See more »

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Disappointing film; great performances
26 January 2011 | by vincentlynch-moonoiSee all my reviews

When I go two-thirds of the way through a mystery film and can't figure out where a film is going, I wonder if it's just me, or if there's not a logical progression of a plot line. In this case, since I had read a bit about the film in advance, my confusion was because that logical progression of a plot line was missing. What the heck does the title mean? Also not logical. And then, in the last 15 minutes, everything is pulled together...just a little too easily and slickly. Having said all that, there were two positives -- great scenery in Ireland, and the typical feisty performance of Susan Hayward. Peter Finch was very good, also. Fortunately, I can enjoy a bad film when Susan Hayward is in it. Otherwise, I'd be disappointed that I spent two hours on this film.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Choc en retour See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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