Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Legend of Lylah Clare(1968)
The Legend of Lylah Clare(1968). Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Kim Novak, Peter Finch and Coral Browne.
Being a huge Kim Novak fan, I was really looking forward to watching the film, Legend of Lylah Clare on TCM. The story begins with Elsa Brinkmann, an unknown actress from Chicago, is hired by talent agent Bart Langner to star in a film biography of the Hollywood star, Lylah Clare. After meeting the young actress, Lewis Zarkan, Lylah's director-husband, who had not been working in films since his wife fell to her death on their wedding night, can not believe Elsa's resemblance to Lylah. Zarkan agrees to direct the film. Although, at first Elsa is uncomfortable with Zarkan wanting her to the duplicate Lylah. Soon, Elsa finds herself drawn into recreating Lylah's personality and even possess her fear of heights.
Even though, Kim Novak was beautiful in this movie. I thought the movie, Legend of Lylah Clare, was kind of.. what can I say... weird.