Cinema: Guilty

Harvey Middleman, Fireman. "Why shouldn't you feel guilty? Aren't you a normal American man?" asks Family Counselor Hermione Gingold. Thereby hangs the tale, and perhaps the whole significance, of Harvey Middleman—fireman, husband, father, and suburban schlemiel. His home, job, wife and children are all lovely in their way, but Harvey (Eugene Troobnick) detests taking out the garbage—for him the symbol of drab conformity. One day he carries a lissome blonde (Patricia Harty) from a burning brownstone. "I'm Harvey," he says hoarsely. "I'm Lois," she whispers, stirring in his arms. They kiss, and Harvey...

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