7 February 2018 | HotToastyRag
Cheesy but fun for fans
I never watched the show Hart to Hart, but I did watch the tv movie Home is Where the Hart Is because I love Howard Keel and like to watch any of his movies I can get my hands on. During the opening scenes, I kept my eyes peeled for an older gentleman and tried to prepare myself for someone unrecognizable, since I hadn't seen him in anything later than 1955. At long last, I heard a familiar voice, and I recognized Howard Keel before the camera even showed his face. To my great relief, he sounded exactly as he did in 1955, and with the exception of the white color of his hair, he looked pretty much the same!
Unfortunately for me, Howard Keel had a very small part in the movie. Alan Young-who also looked remarkably the same as he did in the 1950s with the exception of his white hair-was the main guest star in the film. He played the "village idiot" and as he grinned and mugged his way through the part, I wound up laughing and liking him in spite of myself. But now for the plot:
Husband and wife Robert Wagner and Stephanie Powers attend a funeral of a friend but are forced to stay in town when they learn they've inherited a seat of power from the dearly departed. But, when Stephanie receives some threatening messages, it's clear someone in town wants them to leave. . . Unless you're a fan of the Hart to Hart television series, I can't really imagine you seeking out this movie. It's extremely cheesy. It's definitely not worth it if you were just looking to support Howard Keel; you can stick to watching Dallas_instead. The cutest part was during a community concert, the band played ten seconds of "After the Ball" from Showboat before the commercial break.