|Genre: Cult Movies, Drama, Romance|
Directed By: Alexander Singer
Written By: Marguerite Roberts
In Theaters: 24 Febr. 1965
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Box office: $1,100,000
Lana Turner as Kit Jordan
Cliff Robertson as Pete Jordan
Hugh O’Brian as Hank Walker
Ruth Roman as Margot Eliot
Stefanie Powers as Carol Lambert
Virginia Grey as Irene Talbot
Ron Husmann as Chuck Austin
Enrique Lucero as Lieutenant Riccardo Andrade
Carlos Montalbán as Don Julian
Jaime Bravo as Manuel Perez
Fanny Schiller as Maria
René Dupeyrón as Ramos
“Love Has Many Faces” is a 1965 American drama film in Eastman Color made by Columbia Pictures.
The movie was directed by Alexander Singer, and written by Marguerite Roberts. Nancy Wilson sings the title song and Edith Head designed Lana Turner’s clothes. When a dead American “beach boy” is washed up on a beach in Acapulco, the police do an investigation to see if it was murder. Lieutenant Riccardo Andrade (Enrique Lucero) of the Mexican police interviews three suspects.
Hank Walker (Hugh O’Brian) is another beach boy who works as a gigolo and also blackmails vacationing middle-aged American women. Pete Jordan (Cliff Robertson) is a former beach boy who married rich American Kit (Lana Turner). Kit met Pete when he was selling his blood and bought all of him. The dead man was wearing a bracelet engraved “LOVE IS THIN ICE,” which the police discover was given to him by Kit. They also discover that he’d had an affair with her. In addition to the police, the dead American’s deserted girlfriend, Carol Lambert (Stefanie Powers), comes to Mexico to find out about her former boyfriend’s death.
Lana Turner plays Kit Jordan.
The film was set in Acapulco, which Lana loved because she loved to go to bullfights and there were many of them there. Virgina Grey, one of Lana’s long time friends, also played a role in the film. As was Stephanie Powers. I loved her in “Hart To Hart”. Lana never warmed up to her. Probably because she was insecure about her own beauty compared to the new screen beauties.
Edith Head was the costume designer for the film. She created one of the most razzle-dazzle costume displays of her long career. Here are some of the dresses she created for Lana:
Nancy Wilson made a single with the song from the film.
You can watch the film here.
Lana Turner did a lot of movies. She really loved being a moviestar.
Here are the most important films in which she starred. Just click the links for more info, photos and videos.
20 April 1937: A Star Is Born
9 Oct. 1937: They Won’t Forget
24 Oct. 1937: The Great Garrick
1 Jan. 1938: The Adventures of Marco Polo
22 July 1938: Love Finds Andy Hardy
12 Aug. 1938: Rich Man, Poor Girl
9 Dec. 1938: Dramatic School
28 April 1939: Calling Dr. Kildare
18 Aug. 1939: These Glamour Girls
29 Sept. 1939: Dancing Co-Ed
19 April 1940: Two Girls on Broadway
19 July 1940: We Who Are Young
25 April 1941: Ziegfeld Girl
12 Aug. 1941: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
2 Oct. 1941: Honky Tonk
18 Febr. 1942: Johnny Eager
27 Aug. 1942: Somewhere I’ll Find You
1 April 1943: Slightly Dangerous
19 Aug. 1943: Du Barry Was A Lady
13 Nov. 1943: The Youngest Profession
23 Aug. 1944: Marriage Is a Private Affair
8 March 1945: Keep Your Powder Dry
1 Oct. 1945: Week-End At The Waldorf
2 May 1946: The Postman Always Rings Twice
5 Nov. 1947 : Green Dolphin Street
1 Nov. 1947: Cass Timberlane
29 April 1948: Homecoming
20 Oct. 1948: The Three Musketeers
1 Sept. 1950: A Life Of Her Own
2 March 1951: Mr. Imperium
5 Sept. 1952: The Merry Widow
25 Dec. 1952: The Bad And The Beautiful
25 Aug. 1953: Latin Lovers
1 May 1954: Flame And The Flesh
7 Sept. 1954: Betrayed
13 May 1955: The Prodigal
4 June 1955: Sea Chase
14 Dec. 1955: The Rains Of Ranchipur
12 Jan. 1956: Diane
13 Dec. 1957: Peyton Place
30 Jan. 1958: The Lady Takes A Flyer
2 May 1958: Another Time, Another Place
30 April 1959: Imitation Of Life
23 June 1960: Portrait In Black
19 July 1961: By Love Possessed
2 Nov. 1961: Bachelor In Paradise
25 Dec. 1962: Who’s Got The Action?
24 Febr. 1965: Love Has Many Faces
27 April 1966: Madame X
30 April 1969: The Big Cube
7 Nov. 1974: Persecution
27 Oct. 1976: Bittersweet Love
31 Oct. 1980: Witches Brew
21 May 1982: Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
Sources: Wikipedia, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Lana’s biography “Lana, the Lady, The Legend, The Truth“, “The Films Of Lana Turner” by Lou Valentino and “Lana Turner, The Memories, The Myths and The Movies” by Cheryl Crane.