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Heisser Strand Strand Acapulco (Originaltitel: Love Has Many Faces)
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Ein junger "Beach Boy", der am Strand von Acapulco das süße Leben genießt, heiratet eine Millionenerbin und wandelt sich zum braven Ehemann. Als die Geliebte eines unter mysteriösen Umständen getöteten Freundes bei ihnen auftaucht, ist die junge Ehe starken Belastungen ausgesetzt. Ein thematisch durchaus interessanter Versuch, die Leere des Lebens von Playboys zu entlarven, der aber in seinen Wendungen arg konstruiert und formal eher oberflächlich bleibt.
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Lana plays a Doris Duke/Barbara Hutton style heiress with too much money and too little love. She's married to beach bum Cliff Robertson who she met when he donated blood to her after her a suicide attempt. Who says there aren't any new places to meet people? Lana's being pursued by gigolo Hugh O'Brien (!) while also being investigated for the death of another gigolo-possible lover, Billy. Did Billy commit suicide because of Lana? Billy's girlfriend Stephanie Powers is determined to find out until she gets distracted by blood-donating gigolo husband Cliff Robertson. By distracted I mean that she falls in love with him after a 5 minute conversation. Way to grieve!
Notice I didn't bother to include the character names except for the dead guy. They aren't playing fully fleshed out human beings so why bother? They are, however, delivering some of the campiest dialogue ever written. That Hugh O'Brien can deliver any dialogue while wearing such tight white shorts is a miracle of sorts. Cliff Robertson looks a little embarassed to be part of the proceedings and considering that he was married at the time to Post heiress Dina Merrill he probably should have been. Stephanie Powers seems to be treating this as a serious drama for the first half of the movie but Hugh and Lana couldn't do a better job of delivering the cheese if they were giant Ritz crackers. For this, I love them.
The rest of the plot? Suffice it to say that this whole mess ends with someone being gored by a bull, which is a fantastic metaphor for the whole enterprise. It doesn't make any sense, of course, but if you want logic and continuity you're in the wrong aisle of the video store, my friend. But if you're in the mood for over the top melodrama, costuming, campy dialogue and campier acting, this is a essential viewing.
There are also Ruth Roman and Virginia Grey who play what would today be called "cougars"..older women on the make who are the prey of beachboys like O'Brian. Entertaining throughout.