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Remembering Lee Remick

Remembering Lee Remick — We look at some of the actresses films, including ”A Face in the Crowd” and ”Experiment in Terror”

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Remembering Lee Remick

She was more than the pretty woman of her generation. Lee Remick, who died July 2 at 55, endures in her films as an actress whose intelligence and allure were so razor sharp they could cut your heart. The best of her films on video:

A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Her sizzling debut as the jailbait baton twirler who helps bring down TV fascist Andy Griffith. A-

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
She’s unforgettable as the trashy Army wife in Preminger’s courtroom drama. A+

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Her performance as a naive suburbanite sucked into alcoholism with husband Jack Lemmon earned her an Oscar nomination. B+

Experiment in Terror (1962)
Blake Edwards’ underrated thriller puts Remick at the mercy of a crazed kidnapper. B

The Europeans (1979)
The Omen may be the best known of her later movies, but this witty Henry James adaptation is a better film. B+