Cinema: Off the Wall

THE MIRROR CRACK'D Directed by Guy Hamilton Screenplay by Jonathan Hales and Barry Sandler

The news from the Bide-A-Wee home for semiretired movie stars of the '50s is that, all things considered, most of the folks are as lively as crickets. Liz and Rock, Kim and Tony and, of course, dear Angela, all seem enthusiastic about putting their slightly thickened selves on public display so that older members of the audience can check their memories of what once was with what now is, and youngsters can peer quizzically at their parents and speculate on the basis for such odd enthusiasms.

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