Cinema: Rhinestone Quarry

40 CARATS

Directed by MILTON KATSELAS

Screenplay by LEONARD GERSHE

Liv Ullmann is still a fine actress. That is easy enough to see in 40 Carats without, thankfully, having to pay close attention to the movie. It is difficult to imagine who might want to pay attention, who might seek out and revel in this shriveled farce with its stilted people and wilted jokes.

The irritating plot concerns the bumpy progress of a generation-gap love affair between a Manhattan real estate woman (Ullmann), who is 40 years old and tense about it, and the head of labor relations for a large steel company (Edward...

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