Monday, April 08, 2019

Great Moments In Movie Shelves #180

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I usually refrain from calling something a "Great Moment In Movie Shelves" unless I have already seen the movie in question -- although I do sometimes make an exception for especially striking shots in trailers -- but I'm throwing all of that out the window today because it's John Gavin's birthday and I just realized I've never seen his 1958 WWII-set movie with Douglas Sirk called A Time To Love and a Time To Die, which is unfathomable. John Gavin in uniform for Douglas Sirk, standing in front of bookshelves and taking more baths with strange men...

... what have I been doing with my life? In my defense this movie is pretty out of print and doesn't appear to be streaming anywhere, so it's one of the more difficult to come by Sirks. Have any of you seen it? I'm wondering if this should be just a priority, or A PRIORITY. 


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just a priority. Not bad per se but a bit on the wrong side of melo dramatic. And 1958- not 1943-like prissy.

Anonymous said...

I just loved this film, it's a minor Sirk, but a lot of elements are there, and I liked to see the perspective of the enemy, cause John Gavin is german in the film...