Long Beach: Cyclone Racer in ‘Half Angel,’ Part 1

'Half Angel'

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.

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Here’s a two-shot of our romantic leads.

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Cut to a rather awful process shot of the beach with the ocean in the background.

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Back to our leads.

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Loretta shows some ankle and Joe melts like butter.

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In a process shot, Joe and Loretta watch the ocean from some dreadfully tacky prop rocks.

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Does Joseph Cotten not know how to kiss Loretta Young?

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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.

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Blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah. Let’s get to the roller coaster.

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Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

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Say what you will about Loretta Young, she is trying here.

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Blah, etc. Joe is giving Jeff Chandler a run for his money in the wooden acting department.

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Blah.

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Skipping ahead…

To be continued.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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