Das Teufelsweib von Texas (1967)

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Das Teufelsweib von Texas: Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. With Doris Day, Peter Graves, George Kennedy, Andy Devine. A widow stirs things up in a western town by raising sheep instead of cattle, and organizing the local women to demonstrate for women’s suffrage.

“Doris Day, in my opinion has given only two u0026quot;bad performances.u0026quot; One was in u0026quot;Do Not Disturbu0026quot; and the other in u0026quot;That Touch of Mink.u0026quot; And, it wasnu0026#39;t so much Dorisu0026#39; fault…it was the scripts and unwise directors who tried to keep her pure as the driven sunshine.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Ballad of Josieu0026quot; had spunk. It was about a woman who decided to take control of her own life after having been a battered wife. She needed to take care of her little boy and she felt that she didnu0026#39;t NEED A MAN to do anything FOR her. We should be applauding, not hissing this independent woman.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDay didnu0026#39;t want to make this film (her husband had signed for her to do it), but she felt, u0026quot;a dealu0026#39;s a deal.u0026quot; She put 110% into Josie Minick and she gave a VERY professional performance. No surprise to me, because Day always gave her all, even with drivel like u0026quot;Disturbu0026quot; and u0026quot;Mink.u0026quot; As an actress, she fulfilled her obligation and then some in this part. Could Shirley MacLaine or Debbie Reynolds have given a more convincing performance? I think not. Dorisu0026#39; approach to any scene is so natural, people forget that sheu0026#39;s acting. Therefore, audiences and critics ignore what an incredible job sheu0026#39;s done, despite poor scripts.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is not among Doris Dayu0026#39;s great films, but she was wonderful in all of her scenes. The script? It wasnu0026#39;t the greatest, but it wasnu0026#39;t the worse. I felt that her supporting cast was well-represented by some of the best character actors in the business. She got marvelous support from Andy Devine, William Talman, Peter Graves, George Kennedy, John Fiedler, Audrey Christie, David Hartman, Elizabeth Fraiser, Paul Fix, etc. And, didnu0026#39;t she look incredible in those jeans?!!!!!!!!”


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