I just finished watching No Way Out for the first time in a long time, and man, is it tedious. Sure it means well, but what a waste of Richard Widmark and Linda Darnell. He's not psychotic enough -- just thuggy and racist -- and she doesn't get enough banter time.
Now I'm on kind of a tear through as many of her movies as are available to Watch Instantly(TM) on Netflix, which does not, sadly,include A Letter to Three Wives, but does, just as sadly, offer up Brigham Young.
Aaaaany time I want.
And could someone tell me why, when I select Unfaithfully Yours, I am told I might also enjoy Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?!
According to Wikipedia (so it MUST be true), Linda Darnell had a difficult life and a hit-and-miss career, both of which ended in "a downward spiral of alcoholism, unsuccessful marriages and highly publicized or scandalous affairs," which I will so be looking into immediately upon signing off. The horrifying capper is that she died in a house fire. Well, not in the fire, as it turns out, but from the burns she sustained over 90 percent of her body after trying to leave by the door and not the window.
I'm now going to pretend I never read that by trying to make it all the way through Brigham Young.
I'll keep you posted.