VHS Vednesday: Die! Die! My Darling!
DIE! DIE! MY DARLING! (1965). Directed by Silvio Narizzano. Starring Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, and Donald Sutherland.
Unfortunately, I don't have time for a full review this week, so I'll sum it up quickly: Tallulah Bankhead, returning to the screen after a 20-year absence (her last film being 1945's A Royal Scandal) chews the scenery as only she could, giving an amazing over-the-top performance as a religious fanatic determined to "purify" Stefanie Powers, the fiancee of her late son. She must be seen to be believed.
Who's Leaving This Off Their Resume?
Donald Sutherland has a fairly substantial supporting part as the "village idiot," but the role relies primarily on his physical presence rather than his actual talent. I don't think this ranks too highly in his memories of his screen career.
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