“A merry-go-round of love interests and romantic intrigue, LOVE HAS MANY FACES stars Lana Turner as a millionairess married to a beach bum (Cliff Robertson). Filmed on location in exotic Acapulco, Turner is ravishing in scene after scene wearing amazing Edith Head-created outfits.”
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I just love Lana Turner and Stefanie Powers, as well as Ruth Roman. With three beautiful , a baby faces like this (blonde, hot redhead, and brunette) they have the cutest facial expressions and mannerism’s you’ll ever see and put them together in a movie together and have them in the same scene and what else would you want to see.
By the way, Ruth Roman is very beautiful and cute in this movie and I believe a very underrated actress and babe in Hollywood. And by the way, Love Has Many Faces is a very good movie. I saw it twice this week in preparation for this post. And I’ll get into what I saw and nor just Lana, Stef, and Ruth.
Love Has Many Faces is essentially about the American gigolo. Three men now working in Acapulco, Mexico which is absolutely gorgeous looking for their next meal tickets.
Pete Jordan (played by Cliff Robertson) already has his meal ticket Kit Jordan his wife. Who should’ve been called Kitty or Kitten because she was so adorable in this movie. One of Pete’s old friends, a fellow gigolo washes up dead on an Acapulco beach. This guy also has a connection with Kit and was wearing a bracelet that she gave him. So now Pete and Kit are suspects for the Acapulco police in this murder investigation.
Carol Lambert (played by Stefanie Powers) is the girlfriend of the dead gigolo and comes down to Acapulco from America to find out what happened to her boyfriend. Pete not only has to worry about he and his wife as murder suspects in this investigation, but also has a rival who wants his wife (Hank Walker, played by Hugh O’Brien) and old friend of his wife.
During this whole investigation and scene you have a married couple Pete and Kit Jordan who’ve been married for about a year and yet they’ve argued like they’ve been married for thirty-years. And have two or three kids together who are all in or out of college. And thinking about divorcing each other. In that sense this movie reminds of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe (starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton) but perhaps not as funny.
During this whole movie I’m wondering if Pete actually loves his rich wife or not, or did her marry her because she’s rich. They are clearly attracted to each other and share a mutual respect. But they socialize with other people and have other potential love interests.
Pete has his old friend’s girlfriend Carol and Kit has Hank. Or are Pete and Kit using each other and trying to make each other jealous to perhaps try to bring them closer to each other. All this going on during a murder investigation where they are both suspects in it. And then throw in the clever writing and humor and you have a very good movie.