Cinema: A Smile Goes a Long Way

Five Miles to Midnight. In the screaming jangle of a Paris nightclub. Lisa (Sophia Loren) is dancing le twist with head-back abandon. Enter Robert, the husband, whose winsome, small-boy smile reveals instantly that he is Tony Perkins. Moments later. Robert has bared his vicious little ego and in a fit of petulance is smacking the daylights out of Wife Lisa to launch this chilling story of mismatched mates. When Lisa gets the news that Robert's airliner, bound for Casablanca, has crashed near Bordeaux killing all on board, her grief is tempered with relief. Two nights later, she is awakened by a...

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