Cinema: Memory Lane

Mister Buddwing fritters away nearly two hours helping James Garner to identify himself. His name isn't really Buddwing. But soon after he wakes up in Central Park with a blank past, he shoots significant glances at a Budweiser truck (Budd) and a jet plane (wing). Easy. Thus begins, again, the old amnesia plot. Remember? This time around, forget it.

Jean Simmons as a drunken socialite, Suzanne Pleshette as a beddable actress and Angela Lansbury as a goodhearted chippy are among the memory prodders Garner encounters before he learns for sure that he is...

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