The Shrike (1955)

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A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young ... See full summary »

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  • June Allyson and José Ferrer in The Shrike (1955)
  • June Allyson in The Shrike (1955)
  • José Ferrer in The Shrike (1955)
  • June Allyson in The Shrike (1955)
  • June Allyson and José Ferrer in The Shrike (1955)

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19 June 2016 | moonspinner55
4
| Mundane backstage melodrama, uneasily cast
A stage director and an aspiring actress find romance working together, until he becomes a solo success and she quickly morphs into a jealous, domineering python. José Ferrer directed and stars in this rather inefficient and artificial soap opera, adapted from Joseph A. Kramm's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The dramatic thrust of the flashback-oriented material seems to be absent: all we have to look forward to is the shattering of the man's self-confidence by his over-controlling spouse. June Allyson campaigned for the role of the villainous wife; she does a commendable job, but she's a hard worker here rather than a convincingly cast actress. After preview audiences disapproved of the tough original ending, it was softened to appease Allyson's fans. Nifty titles design by Saul Bass. ** from ****

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