Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 4, 1969 · Page 67
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 67

Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, April 4, 1969
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Cluteh of films prove just that By THOMAS OOLOtHWAltfe Republic Film Critic i Some actors are handed scripts to make the most of them, others create their !own. The latter, of course, have arrived professionally at that stage in theif careers Vvhere they can affofd to indulge their personal whiias. Take Cliff Robertson. He once portrayed a retarded adult in a television play, "The Two Worlds of Charly Gordon," adapted from a novel, "Flowers for Algernon.'* He liked the role so much that he bought the film rights and last year out came "Charly," now showing at the Chris - Town Fox. For his performance, Robertson has been nominated for an Oscar. It is virtuoso acting at its best for this star. Charly, a grown man, suffers brain damage but his persistence to learn impresses teacher Claire Bloom, who in turn directs him to a brain surgeon for. an experimental operation. Science fiction takes over from there — the operation involves brain tissue transplanting — as Charly's mind becomes a growing organ of wonder. In fact, he progresses brilliantly. A mouse, Algernon, also undergoes the same operation. -Charly advances from correct spelling to abstract computer theory. But then tragedy strikes as Algernon regresses and Charly, his romance with Claire now in full bloom, realizes the worst. ,Good stuff, if you won't laugh at Robertson's brave impersonations of a moron. The picture has a certain de- fensiveness about it and will Above, make you out a calloused fool if you snicker ... like the baker who tries to confound the bumbling victim only to learn that a moron can quite easily perform a baker's duties. Lots of buck - toothed kids in this one and stock townfolk that put the industry back a good 40 years. through a eamera lens, will get bitter and ruin even a poor film. So, up to a girls' dorm attic goes Jones for a two - week enforced orgy. Most of the film shows how he gets on. CHANDLER PAUKWAT OPeNRO *AT. * SUN. ONLY MUSTAN6 DRIVMN $1.50 PEft CAR "SOUND 0* HORROR" "TAJte OP 8LOOO" "TEENAGE STftANOLtft" * * * « * * James Garner, probably fed up to here with westerns in his professional life, has a fio at a good spoof of them all in "Support Your Local Sher. Iff," at the Downtown Fox. With an engaging swagger and £n outrageous put-on, he's hired to police a lawless colony of nuts. Most mischievous is Walter Brennan, a sort of dirty old Ben Cartwright with three walnuts for sons. But there's also plain, inept Joan Hackett for surrey rides in the country and bon mots on the front porch; and mayor Harry Morgan, her bilious father, who tries hard to give her away ("She owns the biggest mine in the area; get her and you get the mine, shaft and all."). Jack Elam, particularly fond of mugging, makes the most of his deputy role by rolling his eyes when he can't think of anything stupid to say. 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