Where Sinners Meet Film Details
Overview: Leonard and Anne are taking the lovers road to Dover where they will board the boat and go to Paris. But the car breaks down and Saunders takes them to a nearby hotel. When they get there, …
Review: This drawing-room comedy has to be seen to be believed, a mixture of farce and sophisticated double-talk that somehow just missed being cut because of the production code which apparently was not ready to be enforced. While it’s not vulgar in any means, there are certainly a lot of innuendos of what is going on, with unmarried couples traveling together and two of them from Individual couples actually married. It’s a follow-up for Diana Wynard and Clive Brooke from the Oscar winning “Calvalcade”, is a curio and certainly no classic, but definitely a lot better than their next film together, “Let’s Try Again”. Estate owner Brook basically kidnaps two couples who have car problems and end up in his mansion, thinking that it’s a hotel. Brook is probably rather self-serving as he does his best to come between the beautiful Diana and the pompous Reginald Owen by I hope you’re attending a judging them all morally, and when Owen’s wife, Billie Burke, shows up with her own intended liaison (Alan Mowbray), it’s obvious that they aren’t driving around to see the sites. Burke, even more chirpy than normal, obviously irritates the effete Mowbray, and that makes her performance both hilarious and annoying. She’s a type of bird brain that never stops chirping, fawning over everything Mowbray does to the point of smothering him. I can see why Owen and Burke need space. For every tweeting sound Burke makes, Owen bellows like an irritated bull, chained up and unable to charge. The RKO gloss is glorious, but it’s a bit too far out there to completely love.
Duration: 72 min
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Also known as: Douvres-Paris,Where Sinners Meet,Dover Road,Onde Pecadores Se Encontram,The Dover Road,Onde os Pecadores Se Encontram