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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FIL REVIEWS - TARA BRADY

Vi­viane Blaine orig­i­nated the role of Miss Ade­laide and, by golly, she owns it. Jean Sim­mons is solid, though one must won­der what the film might been with first choices Grace Kelly and Deb­o­rah Kerr.

The male cast­ing is more in­ter­est­ing. We have a the­ory about Si­na­tra’s hand-in-pock­ets, star­ing-off per­for­mance. Ol’ Blue Eyes may have done ster­ling work in The Man with the Golden Arm and The Manchurian Can­di­date but this isn’t his best turn. He wanted the role of Sky and looks ticked off through­out.

Sur­pris­ingly, Brando, who was only cast be­cause of his box of­fice bank­a­bil­ity, turns out to be a splen­did ro­man­tic lead, with a light, deft touch and a de­cent voice. NIGHT AT THE MU­SEUM: SE­CRET OF THE TOMB Di­rected by Shawn Levy. Star­ring Ben Stiller, Robin Wil­liams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kings­ley, Rebel Wilson, Mickey Rooney. PG cert, gen­eral re­lease, 97 min

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