precode wrote:I finally saw SATAN at the UCLA Preservation Festival and loved the hell out of it. (Helps seeing a gorgeous 35 with an audience.) William has seldom been such a lovable scoundrel and is enjoying himself so much it almost seems as if he's breaking character. (And I really dig that wide-brimmed spy-hat he's wearing.) Wilson's body language is fabulous; the way she swings her arms around as she reacts to each new development is remarkable. Treacher is a hoot as a polite/tough "Cairo," Skipworth and Maynard Holmes just kill as the fat lady and her "son," and props to Olin Howland and Charlie Wilson as the cops. Yes, Davis doesn't seem to be aware that this is supposed to be a comedy, but she's still enjoyable. It moves like lightning and still manages to wrap up the plot fairly.
So go ahead and bash it all you want. I think it's a maligned gem.
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