Bloodsport 2 (1996)

Picnic 1955

Drama | Romance
By Joshua Logan
Stars William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field

Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.


Review >! by sakana1 ★★ 8 This is really, really hard to watch. Certainly part of the problem is simply that it’s aged poorly, but the much larger issues is William Holden. He’s so far from Hal Carter that he can’t even pretend well; the result is that every single line he reads is agony in how false it rings and how contrived it makes the entire story feel.  The character demands an actor with a swaggering, confident sexaualty; someone who can carry off Hal’s ridiculous bragging and posturing without being laughed out of town, or off the screen.Ralph Meeker, who originated the role on Broadway, was positively made to play Hal, with his rough, frightening charm and threatening physicality. Though a very different actor…!<

Casting : Weir originally cast Ingrid Mason as Miranda, but realised after several weeks of rehearsals that it was "not working" and cast Anne-Louise Lambert. Mason was persuaded to remain in the role of a minor character by producer Patricia Lovell. The role of Mrs. Appleyard was originally to have been taken by Vivien Merchant; Merchant fell ill and Rachel Roberts was cast at short notice. Several of the schoolgirls' voices were dubbed in secret by professional voice actors, as Weir had cast the young actresses for their innocent appearance rather than their acting ability. The voice actors were not credited, although more than three decades later, actress Barbara Llewellyn revealed that she had provided the voice for all the dialogue of Edith (Christine Schuler, now Christine Lawrance).

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