Top Secret Affair
Warner Archive Collection (series)
Kirk Douglas and Susan Hayward star in this comedy about a fiery news publisher who knows all about the past of a military diplomat - but instead of discrediting him, she ends up falling in love.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 6, 2009
- Originally Released: 1957
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Kirk Douglas, Jim Backus, John Cromwell, Susan Hayward & Paul Stewart|
|Directed by||H.C. Potter|
|Screenwriting by||Allan Scott & Roland Kibbee|
|Composition by||Roy Webb|
|Director of Photography:||Stanley Cortez|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Film greats Kirk Douglas ("Spartacus") and Susan Hayward ("Valley of the Dolls") star in this comedy about a fiery news publisher who knows all about the past of a military diplomat. But instead of discrediting him, she ends up falling in love. Co-starring Jim Backus ("Gilligan's Island").
When an Army general is appointed to the sensitive diplomatic post that the powerful publisher of a prominent news magazine had hoped would go to a particularly qualified civilian, she launches a vitriolic campaign to discredit the general. First the publisher orders one of her cameraman to snap a few incriminating photographs of the general. In order to get them, she invites the general out for a night on the town. No matter how hard she tries to get him drunk, the general remains sober. Unfortunately, she ends up quiet tipsy and falls in a pool where she nearly drowns until the general rescues her. The sodden but grateful publisher kisses him and it is at that point that they realize that animosity is rapidly turning to love, at least for her. When she discovers that her newborn love is fated to remain unrequited because of things from the general's past, the jealous publisher pens a poisonous article about him. This creates all kinds comical obstacles and further misunderstandings.
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