Adam at 6 A.M.
A National General Release
Solar Production (a Steve McQueen Co.)
for Cinema Center Films
Directed by Robert Scheerer
Written by Stephen &
Produced by Rick Rosenberg and Robert
Executive Producers Robert E. Relyea
Released September 23, 1970
Editor's Note: From Universal Studio's "Babes on
Swing Street", Kirby Grant - the future "Sky King" - with
Anne Gwynne. Far
right is Ralph Hodges, and third from the left is Robert Scheerer, who went on
to direct "Adam At 6 A.M."
A picture in which the acting rules. Here's
a screen story which explodes a contemporary myth that rural life is somehow
nobler than the allegedly corrupt habits of urban existence, is a notable and
Michael Douglas, a new Ph.D. (in semantics) becomes
disenchanted with the cardboard materialism of urban life, as portrayed
endlessly and artificially in celluloid.
Subtly, Douglas discovers that rural virtues and human
nature are no different in substance than those he ran away from: father Richard Derr, mother
Anne Gwynne (in rare screen appearance
but once one of Universal's most active contract players), and Meg Foster,
his girlfriend: Some excellent supporting
Script and direction do leave Douglas' character hanging,
but with a host of quality actors in support, there emerges a significance in
the characterizations, a poignancy in the personal portraits.
From the editor:
a review such as this,
written in 1970, thirty-one years after the beginning of Anne Gwynne's motion
picture career, stands as a testament to:
* her work constantly in demand, making films, while
* her being noted above, a "quality actor"
* an actor able to deliver significant
poignant portraits throughout her
motion picture career.
We hope visitors to Ms.
Gwynne's site get to have the opportunity of viewing some of her films.
Watch. You'll be pleased.