Cinema: A Fade Worse than Death

Doctor, You've Got To Be Kidding! proves that the gossip columns are wrong: George Hamilton's true love is really George Hamilton. Cast as a pelf-centered business executive, he treats the camera as a mirror, narcissistically smirking and posing while he cows his subordinates and wows his seducible secretary (Sandra Dee). After a night together, the lovers argue, then separate for a pregnant pause of nine months' duration. One day, Hamilton gets run over by five cars. Thus it happens that the lovers meet again and marry in the hospital—she writhing with labor pains, he writhing with visceral pains, and the audience...

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