|LEOPARD IN THE SNOW (director: Gerry O'Hara; screenwriters: Anne Mather/novel by Anne Mather/Jill Hyem; cinematographer: Michael Reed; editor: Eddy Joseph; music: Kenneth V. Jones; cast: Keir Dullea (Dominic Lyall), Susan Penhaligon (Helen James), Jeremy Kemp (Bolt), Yvonne Manners (Bessie), Gordon Thomson (Michael Framley), Billie Whitelaw (Isabel James), Kenneth More (Sir Philip James), Peter Burton(Mr. Framley); Runtime: 89; MPAA Rating: PG; producer: John Quested; New World (Harlequin Publishing); 1978-UK/Canada)|
only surprise is that it's not as bad as I
thought it would be."
by Dennis Schwartz
action director Gerry O'Hara ("Fanny
Hill"/"The Bitch"/"Maroc 7") helms an
old-fashioned romance story that's based on the novel
by Anne Mather. Jill Hyem and the author confer on the
of a snow storm Helen James (Susan
Penhaligon) has to abandon her wrecked car
in the northern English town of Cumberland Falls. The
attractive Helen is rescued by an American former race
driver named Dominic Lyall (Keir Dullea),
who just happened to be taking a stroll in the woods
with his pet leopard. The laconic recluse, who
dropped out of the racing circuit because of an
accident that left him with a permanent limp, lives
nearby in his isolated home with his
leopard. This chance meeting brings
about a romance between the strangers, who must
overcome some very difficult emotional problems.
weepie woman's pic left me dry-eyed.
only surprise is that it's not as bad as I thought
it would be.
REVIEWED ON 3/23/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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