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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Thf Cedar Rapids Sal., June In Spite of Its Fine Director and Stellar Cast, 'Zandy' Goes Nowhere "Zandy's o Harvey Matotsky production released by Warner Brokers, w.fd Gene Hackman liv Ullmann At the Eastcwn 2 theatre Hollywood rol' Parental guidance s PC By Mikr Ufuprre I! you dun'' beheu' tiui1. ic .1 uirivMr :ind Millar cast cuiild cml up amounting to nothing, he not In miss Bride ll's (hl'ficull to an> nihrr reason tn sec H. though. Allen, a lough, insen- sitive [Moneer rancher in Ihe Hig Sur mountains of Northern California, decides he needs an iicir. Therefore, sometime in Ihe ISTUs he answers a news- paper ad for a mail-order bride and marries Minncsoian Hannah Lund, who wants a home and security in the west Xo Frills He rapes her on their wed- ding night the tels her lie stand fur Mich frills and luxuries as a clothesline or a garden. Hannah's pretty tough, herself She makes take off his ha! And so, for nearly two hours, and his bride learn lo adjust In their new life, he bewildered by her attempts lo make a friend I him, she de- termined not to he dominated. lu an incredibly trit ending, he gives her a stove and some material for a dress (she already has Ihe clothesline and garden) and she gives him twins. Not Totally Bad Bride" isn't a to- tally bad movie. Liv rilmann. as always, is excellent as Han- nah ami (iene HarkiiKin. ;is is competent in a role quite different from those that There's Spark m 'Mame' Yet It's essentially a two-person film, but the minor supporting roles are handled well, par- ticularly by Kileen lleckard. Frank Cady rind Susan Director .Ian Troell Immigrants" "The New just seems a liltle lost, and he gets very little help from Marc Norman's unimaginative screenplay. 'Sugar-land' Comedy Teeters on Tragedy Express with Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks and William Atherton. A Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown production released by Universal Pictures. At the theater. Hollywood rating: PG parental guidance suggested. By Doc Halliday The advertising for "The Sugariand Express" promises the sort of "zany" comedy for which Goldie Hawn is known. It's a promise that is only par- tially fulfilled. The film is based on an ac- tual 1969 incident and begins as Lou Jean Poplin (Miss Hawn) is visiting her husband. Clovis (William in a Texas minimum security prison. She has just gotten out of stir her- self to find that the welfare people have taken her chile Baby Langston. and put him i a foster home in Sugarlanc Texas. Take Hostage Lou Jean convinces Clovis t a colorful. isb production which, try as it might, can't seem lo overcome Ihe fact thai its plot no longer holds any surprises for most Nostalgic 'Our Time' Lacking in Real Feelings "Our Time" with Pamela Sue Martin, Betsy Slade, Parker Stevenson and George (V. A Warner Bros, at the Stage 3 theater. Hollywood rafing: PG Parental guidance suggested. By Tom Krue tiling It's ironic, but coincidental and probably of no interest at all to Eastern lowans, that on the night of my high school class reunion instead of telling lies, to my former classmates I was viewing this supposed ac- count of school daze in 1955. The movie is so melodrama- tic, what one could once have pejoratively called a "woman's movie" and gotten away with it, that to criticize it is to run the risk of being termed cynical and insensitive. But these same charges could be leveled against the young people responsible for the film, including the screenwriter the director (30) and the producer Attempt Fails What they set out to do was present a nostalgic -'lory complete with blurry and faded looking photography about LAMP BAR OPEN SUNDAY NOON TO 10P.M. loom: MOTOR HOTEL Convenient parking in our ramp DOWNTOWN Theater Times for Saturday PARAMOUNT "Hercules Unchained" 10; "Hercules" 8. IOWA "Huckleberry Finn" WORLD "Sugariand Express" shorts 4. PLAZA "The Incredible Journey" 2, "Old Teller" STAGE 1 "The Sting" 5. 10. STAGE 2 "Chinatown" STAGE 3 "Our Time" STAGE EASTOWN 1 "The Exor- cist" EASTOWN 2 "Zandy's Bride" 7, MARION at 11. 3, 5. 11.'' COLLINS "Dirty O'Neil" "The Dirtiest Girl I Ever Met" 11; "They Call Her One Eye" TWIXT TOWN "American Graffiti" "Charley Varrick" "Diary of a Mad Man" TWIN WEST "Dirty Mary- Crazy Larry" "The Culpepper Cattle Co." "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" TWIN EAST "Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat" 9; "Carry- On Camping" "Carry- On Doctors" HURRY ENDS TUES. HUCKLEBERRY FIW Color GOLDIE HAWN "SUGARLAMO EXPRESS WAIT DISNEY'S INCREDIBLE JOURHEY MATINEES DAILY "HERCULES" REAVES IN "HERCULES JACK NICHOLSON FAYE DUNAWAY ROBERT BEDFORD PAUL NEWMAN "THE "CHINATOWr SHE WILL CHASE THE BLUES AWAY LUCILLE BALL "MAME" IN ,955 THERE W RE A FEW THINGS A S SCHOOL DION T TEACH "OUR TIME" jjrnwinK up Like sn ollu'rs they attt'inptrrt hut tailed In create something akin In "I'att-her in the Rye." which .1. Salinger sensibly refuses tn he put on film. The story is this: Two girls' school room- mates, one pretty and one plain, spend their time getting demerits for being mis- chievous and talking about "doing it." Both finally do do For the better looking of the pair and her dreamboat of a boyfriend, it is wonderful. Family Way The plain Jane and her true but homely beau can't figure out "what all the fuss is about." In addition, she gets in the family way. So sjie has an abortion and dies, just before high school graduation. The people responsible for this movie play the tragic and pathetic aspects for all they're worth. Just to be sure, Michel Legrand's weepy music is a constant reminder of when it's crying time again. And all the cheap and hack- neyed laughs possible are employed, so that audiences don't get too depressed. The trouble is there is no feeling shown. Like the acting which ranges from none at all to too much everything is superficial. Drama Lost For instance, when the preg- nant girl goes to a doctor, a possibly dramatic scene, the physician's analysis is that she has "very bad-luck." This is said with a straight face. As the young girl is dying, she tells her friend, "it's not supposed to be like this." She's right, it isn't. The producer of "Our Time' is the same one who gave us all "The Summer of And the director, according to a press release, is dedicated to making films which "reach people's emotions, not their minds." "Maine" at limes suffers from awkward, sluggish direc- tion. hut its major difficulties lie in Ihe inadequacies of ils slar. Depends on Maine The picture revolves so to- tally around the Maine character that its success is dependent on her. Unfortunately, in a part which would seem made tii order. Lucille Hall is generally disappointing. Her perfor- mance lacks the commanding flair which Rosalind Russell gave the role in the non- musical but nonetheless rip-roaring earlier version. Indeed, by comparison Miss Ball's portrayal seems inhibit- ed. Imagine "Lucy" inhibited. Musical demands are heavy, and it is here that she falls particularly short. Although former chorus girl Ball gets through the choreography well enough, vocally she is weak. via sarcasm in a scene with tin (Mi-fills of her fiancee. A terrific supporting cast comes through in fine style. Beatrice Arthur is hilarious as Maine's actress-friend, Vera. One can hardly help wishing she had been cast in the lead, where her bawdy brand of comedy would have been such an asset. Polished Preston Robert Preston gives his usual polished performance in the role of Beauregard Burn- side, Maine's Southern gentleman husband. Cherubic Kirby Furlong is particularly appealing as young Patrick. Jane Council tends to overdo as Agnes Gooch, but she's funny anyway. The film runs a hefty 132 minutes. Despite flaws, the length isn't oppressive. This is still happy entertainment. Songs, by now familiar, are moving. 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