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Your Favorite Joseph L. Mankiewicz Films Are...

Backfire
0 (0%)
Dragonwyck
0 (0%)
Somewhere in the Night
1 (1.1%)
The Late George Apley
0 (0%)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
5 (5.4%)
Escape
0 (0%)
A Letter to Three Wives
10 (10.9%)
House of Strangers
0 (0%)
No Way Out
3 (3.3%)
All About Eve
36 (39.1%)
People Will Talk
1 (1.1%)
5 Fingers
0 (0%)
Julius Caesar
2 (2.2%)
The Barefoot Contessa
4 (4.3%)
Guys and Dolls
4 (4.3%)
The Quiet American
3 (3.3%)
Suddenly, Last Summer
2 (2.2%)
Cleopatra
2 (2.2%)
The Honey Pot
0 (0%)
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
0 (0%)
There Was a Crooked Man...
0 (0%)
Sleuth
15 (16.3%)
haven't seen any
4 (4.3%)
don't like any
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 48

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Re: Mankiewicz, Joseph L
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2016, 08:10:13 AM »
1. All About Eve (2.5)
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Re: Mankiewicz, Joseph L
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2016, 12:47:47 AM »
All About Eve
Dragonwyck
5 Fingers
The Barefoot Contessa

Cleopatra
A Letter to Three Wives
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

No one here has seen 5 Fingers ?
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Re: Mankiewicz, Joseph L
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2016, 01:44:28 AM »
I had to look that title up. I have not, though I'm always positive with Mankiewicz and the IMDB rating is 7.9. I don't seek out James Mason films even though he's always good.
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Re: Mankiewicz, Joseph L
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2016, 12:07:42 PM »
I enjoyed 5 Fingers when I saw it.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Mankiewicz, Joseph L
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2016, 01:28:50 PM »
1. All About Eve
2. Sleuth
3. Letter to Three Wives
4. Somewhere in the Night

Nothing wrong with any of them and I want to see more. I'd like to look at the Mankiewicz/ Greene collab. Intriguing.
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Re: Mankiewicz, Joseph L
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2018, 12:35:46 AM »
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5 Fingers (1952)
* * * - Good
James Mason is so good at playing morally bankrupt leads, and his performance as a traitor for the nazis who is doing it for the money which will buy him the freedom to be a gentleman, stands head, shoulders, torso and knees above everything else. I wish someone among the rest of the cast could match his charge, but that one performance and some cool espionage details makes for a compelling enough thriller.


The Honey Pot (1967)
* *
Warm-up to Sleuth is a dialogue-heavy filmed play with deceptions, hijinks, high-toned comedy and a slight case of murder. For all the words, the dialogue isn't as sharp as usual for Mankiewicz, and, except for Maggie Smith, the performances aren't as juicy as Olivier and Caine in Sleuth. Some nice surprises, but they feel stretched over a film that didn't need to be this long.
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Re: Mankiewicz, Joseph L
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2018, 06:08:31 AM »
James Mason is great in that.
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Re: Mankiewicz, Joseph L
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2018, 06:09:55 AM »
5. A Letter to Three Wives
6. Dragonwyck
7. 5 Fingers

It's funny, I have a box set with these three exact movies. Now I have to get my hands on House of Strangers.
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Re: Mankiewicz, Joseph L
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2018, 06:03:58 AM »
All About Eve, 70˚
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