Cinema: Peyton Replaced

By Love Possessed (Mirisch-Seven Arts; United Artists) is a dreary dilution of James Gould Cozzens' book, the worst good novel of the last decade. It starts with a shot of Lana Turner thundering around a meadow aboard the meanest horse in the state, and everyone in Winner County, the sort of front-porch-and-rocker sinkhole that has become standard since Peyton Place, knows what this means. Lana has too much energy because, as she confesses hoarsely, "I am a human being with human wants and needs." Her wants are not being met, it is explained, because her husband, Jason Robards Jr., has been...

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