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Laugh out loud funny business
- losen thomas
Two classic stars and a few assorted fruit cakes create a fun movie. Who cares if it is hokey, it is, in the words of my beloved wife " a pee your pants funny" movie
Davis & Borgnine Together Again
- Bruce Reber
"Bunny O'Hare" (1971) reunites two great classic film stars (Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine) as senior bank robbers running away from the cops on a motorcycle 15 years after "The Catered Affair" (1956), in which they played a couple arguing over wedding plans for their daughter. I don't remember if I've ever seen "Bunny O'Hare" before, but it sounds like a wild and crazy road movie. Please show it soon TCM, either as part of your regular lineup or on TCM Underground late Friday nights.
Similar to "Scandalous"
Bette Davis liked having fun and being playful. She didn't want to take her own life too seriously. Because of that she had a backbone of steel. When Bette Davis played in this film with Ernie Borgnine, it was for sport. Rather like Peter O' Toole did playing in "Scandalous." This is a fun film. Davis is just as adept acting in comedies as dramas. She would be the first to laugh at herself. I bet she had a blast making this film. I have a blast watching her in it.
Anyone who is familiar with the bulk of Bette Davis' performnaces knows how widely varied the characters she played are. "Bunny O'Hare" being this film's title gives plenty of clue that it's going to be some sort of comedy. Both Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine are just beyond middle age when they performed these madcap roles. She's the title character who's a widow on the loose after being finanically displaced from her home. He's a bank robber with a trailer (RV) who picks her up. Like glue, Bunny sticks with Bill by way of creative blackmail. What a well studied viewer of Bette Davis' performances will not expect is to see her riding on a motorcycle, taking part in bank robberies, dressing up (like Peter O' Toole in "Scandlous") disguised as a hippie & more shennigans. Just enjoy it the same way David Letterman enjoyed doing a scene wrestling Bette Davis to the mat after she'd already suffered a stroke & was frail looking. It's so out of character for Davis that it's too funny for words.