Cinema: A Backward Look

Psyche 59, starring Patricia Neal as a young London matron with problems has practically everything it takes to Keep a 1963 Oscar winner (for Hud) from parlaying her solitary statuette into a nifty pair of bookends. The handicaps include:

>Dark glasses. Allegedly suffering from hysterical blindness," Pat hides her wonderfully luminous eyes behind specs, the better not to see the hankypanky between her husband (Curt Jurgens) and her sister (Samantha Eggar) a wayward divorcee. > Dark dialogue. "My trouble's in the head," says Pat. "My brain won't transmit the images . . ....

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