Crazy Knitter Reviews

The place where this crazy knitter reviews books, TV, movies and recipes

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Turnabout (1940)

A very interesting movie. Tim (John Hubbard) and Sally (Carole Landis) Willows are an unhappily married couple. The fight constantly and their staff have learned to deal with the weirdness in the house. However, soon the weirdness is intensified. Tim is a partner in a very powerful advertising agency. He resents the fact that Sally does nothing all day. She stays in bed all morning, goes to lunch with his partner's wives and goes shopping. One night they are arguing, which is not unusual, however someone is tired of the bickering. They have a statue of a man in a turban that is on a high shelf in their bedroom. This night the statue comes alive and asks them if they really want to change lives with each other like they always say they do. They agree and the next morning they wake up as the other person. Of course this causes some problems with the partners and their wives. It seems that maybe Tim and Sally had it better than they realized.

This movie was not wonderful but I found it pretty entertaining. The acting was a little over the top but that was fairly common in the 1940s. There was a TV series in 1979 based upon the novel this movie was also based upon. All in all this is a good movie to watch when there is nothing else to watch.



Post a Comment

<< Home