Okay Kate. You win. I love Dirk Bogarde now.
Hot Enough for June reminded me a bit of Charade with all of the undercover spy action, and I totally loved it. There were actually parts where I laughed out loud, which almost never happens, so I realized this movie was already winning and I was like 15 minutes in.
DB plays a guy who gets thrown into being a spy without knowing it. I kinda hate movies like this, because you have an everyman who just happens to be completely brilliant and can evade getting killed because he's a spy; so that makes me feel like a worthless teenager. (kidding) (not really..) And when I first saw Sylva Koscina I thought she was quite severe looking in her taxi uniform, but she softened up and I ended up liking her in the end.
Fidgety and nervous DB is my favorite kind of DB so far. When he realizes that he's a spy he starts stuttering and being all cute, and call me a girl but my heart melted. I mean really, how could you not adore him...
His "disguises" are one of my favorite parts of the whole thing. He's such a smooth spy - he'll just pick up a coat and put it on like it's nothing, pop off a concierge for his suit & tails, etc. My favorite was Robin Hood!
Screencaps from Kate's flickr
Ok, I think I need one more,
Alright I think I'm good.