Cinema: Follow That Mothball

The Honeymoon Machine (Avon; MGM) is the Hollywood machine in a rare moment of felicitous clank, turning out the slick, quick, funny film for which it was designed. Among the astonishingly lifelike moving parts are: Steve McQueen, a sailor (sailors are dependably hilarious); Jack Mullaney, a sailor and a Southerner (Southerners used to be hilarious); and Jim Hutton. a missile scientist (scientists never were very funny, but Hutton is also a man in love, and thus hilarious). The three of them decide to become wealthy at a Venice casino, using as their good-luck...

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