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Martin F Norden <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 21 Aug 1996 10:39:29 -0400
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On Tue, 20 Aug 1996, Krin Gabbard wrote:
> A member of my department is writing on Stendhal's _The Red and
> the Black_.  He has a memory of a movie, about American politics
> he thinks, in which an old Southern Senator has memorized the
> book in French.  When the Senator goes crazy at the end, he is
> hauled away reciting passages from the book.  Needless to say, my
> colleague can't remember anything else about the movie.  Does
> this ring any bells with anyone?
In THE SEDUCTION OF JOE TYNAN (1979), Melvyn Douglas played an elderly
southern politician.  I don't remember many plot details, but I do recall
him speaking French as he was being led away.  Is this the film?
--Marty Norden
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