Cinema: Quack Caper

Lord Love A Duck is a murky black satire about a teen-age dropout whose every wish comes true. Except for Tuesday Weld's Saturday-night zest, the audience's wishes are unfulfilled. Roddy McDowall, as a teen genie, enables Tuesday to vamp her high school principal, cavort seductively with her father, bury her mother, marry too soon, dispose of her young husband and become a beachnik movie star. All the nonsense strives to spoof the ethos of American youth, but the film's real message—which obviously appeals to Producer-Director-Writer George Axelrod—is delivered by Roddy, who ends up in a psychiatric ward extolling the bounties of...

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