Saturday, November 28, 2020

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: 'Tea & Sympathy' (1956)


It's been a while since I checked in with my pal Steve Hayes -- aka the Tired Old Queen at the Movies -- whose knowledge of Old Hollywood is unparalleled. But with the holidays and continuing quarantine upon us, now seemed like the perfect time. In recent weeks and months he's reviewed "Death on the Nile" (1978), "The Cat and the Canary" (1939), "A Stolen Life" (1946) and "In the Good Old Summertime" (1949)." But it was his review of Vincente Minnelli's "Tea & Sympathy" that I watched first -- and the only film of the five I've actually seen -- and Steve does not disappoint! 

The only thing I would add -- a correction, if you will -- is that our fey leading man, Tom (played by John Kerr), does in fact play one sport: tennis. I remember this because like Tom, I too was massively ridiculed by everyone from my teammates to my coach for using underspin on my shots when everyone knows real men, like Rafael Nadal, use heavy topspin! 

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1 comment:

JP Aragon said...

Hayes movie reviews are both smart and funny. If you watch the movie is clear the coach is closet case- he spends too much time with cute shirtless guys