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Monday, August 8, 2016

Three Bites Of The Apple (1967)

A reserved Englishman (David McCallum) is a guide for a bus tour through Italy. When he accidentally wins a bundle of money at a casino, a scheming beauty (Sylva Koscina) concocts a plan to swindle him out of his money. But when romance enters the picture, the question is what will win out, love or money? In the 1960s, MGM did several lightweight romantic comedies filmed in Europe like FOLLOW THE BOYS, COME FLY WITH ME and this one. The plots are flimsy and the films are an excuse to tour Europe without leaving your theater seat. Here we get Rome, Venice, the Italian Riviera and the Swiss Alps. It's all very glamorous and the stories not too painful to sit through. McCallum was a teen heartthrob at this time because of the MAN FROM UNCLE television series and this was an attempt to jump start a movie career but it never happened. This was also the movie debut of the Broadway star Tammy Grimes (playing a nymphomaniac) but like McCallum, movie stardom was never in the cards for her which was a pity because there was a Joan Greenwood quality about her that films never took advantage of. Directed by Alvin Ganzer. With Harvey Korman and Domenico Modugno.  

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