|Jennifer Jones as Nicole Driver|
I have to say that when someone redeems themselves in my eyes, I have to admit when I'm wrong. Jones is on my Least Favorite Actresses list, and she did a fantastic job in this film. I finally watched Tender is the Night (1962), based on the book by one of my favorite authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jennifer Jones plays, Nicole Driver, a rich mental patient whom Dr. Dick Driver, played by Jason Robards, cured and then marries.
|Jason Robards and Jennifer Jones|
Jones played the role to perfection. Robards was admirable as well. The film is mature and thought-provoking, if not for the bright colors one might almost think it depressing. But that's a Fitzgerald story. If only it didn't have Tom Ewell in it. Could someone please describe the appeal of him to me?