Bette's best working alone which for about 20 minutes she does as Mr. I guess the dealers and the entertainment really do move in different universes. Harold has so spooked Willie that, without cheating, he wins every time he sits down at Willie's table. The movie stars Bette Midler as a would-be Nevada lounge singer. This film was the last one of director Don Siegel who started out back in the Hollywood Studio days. Critic gave the film 1. In turn, Siegel said the experience of working with Midler was unpleasant.
She proved long ago that she's a great singer, danger, comedienne and actress, on the stage. One can understand why Mr. His film with Ronald Reagan was not a high point of Siegel's career either. What is it with Midler? Not surprisingly, the casino managements have become suspicious. When she notices Willie and sees how Bensen is putting him through the wringer, she begins to fall for him and gets him involved in a scheme to kill her boyfriend. Such is Willie's luck that when he sees Benson sit down at his blackjack table, he realizes that he will soon be out of a job.
There are too many things that are unbelievable to even list. Sleazy professional gambler Harold Benson Rip Torn discovers that he can always win against Las Vegas blackjack dealer Willie Brodax Ken Wahl. Wahl described to the press how much he disliked kissing Midler. Bonita and Willie meet and fall for each other and plot to do away with Harold and collect on his life insurance. Willie and Bonita eventually fall in love and plot to do away with Harold to collect Harold's.
Bonita, a would-be Las Vegas lounge singer, is the remarkably forgiving mistress of an ill-tempered, seedy ''subsistence gambler'' named Harold Rip Torn , who beats her up regularly. The only thing that ''Jinxed'' has in good supply are fine suporting performances, few of which are identified in my production notes, including the one by a handsome, yellow-eyed, black cat called simply Angus. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The script was rewritten by Jerry Blatt, Carol Rydall, Midler and Siegel. Comments Have you watched Jinxed! Advertisement When Willie is forced to take off again, Harold and Bonita, their house trailer attached to their beat-up station wagon, follow him to Reno, where the two losers, Bonita and Willie, become lovers.
Midler is still going strong. Apparently not comfortable in the role, she plays many of the scenes as if they were brief impersonations of madcap dopiness designed only to keep the plot going, after which she steps back into her better known, brassy public personality in which she's more at ease. For whatever reason, her work here is uneven. Harold has a jinx on Willie and ca not lose with him. Seems like he's got the hoodoo sign on blackjack dealer Ken Wahl which causes him to clean up when he plays his table. He sold the film rights to the Ladd Company at Warner Bros.
The character doesn't fit, but it's not unbecoming. Going a long way toward saving the day is Mr. Peckinpah accepted, and his collaboration with was noted within the industry. Torn is good but he's hardly in the movie. I'm sad what modern generation not need it and similar comedies lately are making maybe just in France. She really pours her heart into her role, as if she feels like she can make this film great by her efforts alone. I read that this movie bombed at the box office and almost ended Bette Midler's film career before it began, and I can believe it.
Discovering a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Don Siegel-directed movie via subscription can be tricky, so we here at Moviefone want to help you out. What did you think about it? She lives in a mobile home with , a chronic gambler who dreams of making one big score. Harold has a blackjack winning jinx on Willie, and seemingly cannot lose to him. Harold cree que Willie le da suerte. It's not a good movie but it's not a disaster either.
The bad lucky of Willie is getting famous in Reno, and he is fired of all casinos after losing for Harold. Benson is also giving his girlfriend Bonita Friml a difficult time. This movie was plagued with problems. Torn sends her on a treasure hunt. Willie has already been kicked out of Las Vegas and, when first met in ''Jinxed,'' he's in the process of losing his job at Lake Tahoe.