The Crooked Hearts (1972)

Genres - Comedy, Mystery, Romance  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A million-dollar cast was assembled for this high-gloss TV movie. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Rosalind Russell play a pair of ageing con artists, plying their trade with the members of a lonely hearts club managed by Maureen O'Sullivan. Complicating the schemes of the tricky duo is the presence of a mystery killer who preys upon wealthy widows. Advertised as "A Delightful Tale of Murder", The Crooked Hearts was based on the novel Miss Lonelyhearts 4122 by Colin Watson. The film proved to be the last screen appearance of Rosalind Russell, who fell ill shortly after its telecast and died three years later.

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wealth, bachelor, charm [personality], con/scam, lonely-hearts-columnist, missing, romance, stalking, widow/widower