Cinema: A Terrible Place to Visit

Love Has Many Faces. "This town is a can of worms," says Cliff Robertson, describing the moral pollution of Acapulco. Love makes Mexico's coastal resort look like a terrible place to visit and no fun to live in either, for the beaches are littered with disreputable Americans. One of them is dead—a suicidal beach boy named Billy, who has obviously taken the easy way out of a flabby, overdressed melodrama.

The still-wriggling survivors include Robertson, himself a former beach bum now employed full time as the husband of Heiress Lana Turner. Having discarded...

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