Cinema: Mummery Flummery

The List of Adrian Messenger. After checking an ominous 72-lb. suitcase onto a transatlantic airliner, the kindly old vicar toddles into the men's room at London Airport. But instead of washing his face, he takes it off. He squeegees out his contact eyeball covers, eases out his teeth, removes his grey wig, strips off his forehead and nose like so much tired bubble gum. And quicker than the audience can gasp "Kirk Douglas!", Kirk Douglas starts redisguising himself as a dapper diplomat. From here on, The List of Adrian Messenger becomes less a...

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