Here’s the Cyclone Racer sequence in “Half Angel,” last week’s mystery movie, that begins about the 32-minute mark. Joseph Cotten and Loretta Young are promenading along what is probably a Twentieth Century-Fox set, judging by the lighting. Editing by Robert Fritch.
Here’s a two-shot of our romantic leads.
Cut to a rather awful process shot of the beach with the ocean in the background.
Back to our leads.
Loretta shows some ankle and Joe melts like butter.
In a process shot, Joe and Loretta watch the ocean from some dreadfully tacky prop rocks.
Does Joseph Cotten not know how to kiss Loretta Young?
I think Joe is genuinely uncomfortable. It’s a weird scene. Even within the context of a far-fetched script and an uninteresting character, he seems uncomfortable.
Blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah. Let’s get to the roller coaster.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
Say what you will about Loretta Young, she is trying here.
Blah, etc. Joe is giving Jeff Chandler a run for his money in the wooden acting department.
To be continued.