Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Ann-Margret lying down in ‘Bus Riley’s Back in Town’ 1965

In 1941, American on August 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm

“BUS RILEY’S BACK IN TOWN” – which opened yesterday – has become a minor, backstage cause célèbre. The picture was penned as a screen original by William Inge. The producers are reported to have had the completed Universal film rewritten and re-shot to glorify Ann-Margret, whereupon Mr. Inge had his name yanked from the credits. Regardless of who did or undid what, the picture is a good one and that’s all that matters. Indeed, this lowkeyed drama of a young Navy veteran’s search for self-fulfilment is so honest, sensitive and thoughtful on several levels that not even Ann-Margret’s blatant, cooing portrait of a siren can ruin it. Howard Thompson, NY Times.


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