Two Weeks in Another Town
DIRECTOR: VINCENTE MINNELLI
CAST: KIRK DOUGLAS, EDWARD G. ROBINSON, CYD CHARISSE, GEORGE HAMILTON
A spiritual sequel to The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Minnelli’s earlier Kirk Douglas-starring movie about dirty deeds in the picture making business, Two Weeks in Another Town belongs to the period of Hollywood-on-the-Tiber runaway productions, with Douglas’s bottomed-out, fresh-from-the-sanitarium ex-star doing dubbing work in Rome for director Edward G. Robinson, smelling another shot at the big time when lead actor George Hamilton storms off set and Robinson is hit with a heart attack. Minnelli’s answer to Antonioni and Fellini’s recent sick-soul-of-Europe parties, and a marvelous depiction of the studio system on life support.
Screening as a part of Minnelli Widescreen