Skip to comments.Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Art of Love" (1965)
Posted on 02/10/2013 11:57:17 AM PST by ReformationFan
Saint Valentine's Day being later this week motivates the appropriately titled pick for today's feature. TAOL is a dark farce about a struggling artist(Dick Van Dyke) who fakes his own death to increase interest in and sales of his own paintings. James Garner is his buddy/manager and partner in this scheme which, of course, snowballs into all kinds of trouble and comic events. Lovely actresses Angie Dickinson and Elke Sommer in their prime play the women in their lives. A fun movie that I discovered as a child on a Sunday afternoon being played by a local channel but oddly enough has never been released on home video despite its director and cast. If you're a fan of any of the stars, it's definitely worth catching as long as it's up on youtube.
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I saw that in the movie theater at the US army’s Cambrai-Fritsch Barracks in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1966.
I was 13 at the time this flick was made , and had the hots for Elke !
Then you’d probably like these films too-
Actually, the one I watched was “The Night of the Hunter” on THIS - a terrifying, humorous, mystical film fable with an evocative score and a bunch of haunting iconic images that run through your mind long after the film has ended, like the mother’s body floating at the bottom of the river with her hair waving with the current. I saw the coming attractions for this in the theater when it first came out in 1955, and it looked so frightening that I vowed I never wanted to see the whole thing; a few years back when it was scheduled to appear on TCM I relented and decided to watch, and I was hooked from the first scene. The only film ever directed by Charles Laughton it is unique in so many ways, and worth watching at any time......
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