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Hotel (1967, Richard Quine) - Big ensemble adaptation of Arthur Hailey novel about a grand (albeit failing) New Orleans hotel and how hotel manager Rod Taylor tries to keep things afloat while also dealing with difficult guests. Quine occasionally makes some poor choices, but he’s got a fine handle on the material–especially keeping the serious fun and vice versa. Strong lead performance from Taylor, great support from Melvyn Douglas (as his boss) and Karl Malden (as a hotel thief). DVD.
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