Cinema: All Fall Down

THE DOMINO PRINCIPLE

Directed by STANLEY KRAMER

Screenplay by ADAM KENNEDY

As a novel, Adam Kennedy's The Domino Principle was a thriller of more than usual style, distinguished by a fairly serious attempt to penetrate the mind of the sort of loser who, if properly manipulated, can be turned into a political assassin. Now the book has fallen into the heavy hands of Director Stanley Kramer, and, despite Kennedy's presence at the screenwriter's keyboard, everything that made the book good, popular fiction has somehow been lost.

The main lines of the plot have been retained, but they constitute what has become a standard trip...

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