Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding
24 May 2011
The Briefest of Reviews from 1973
The movie was the absolute weirdest. George C. Scott plays this scientist (who is not a mad scientist) who has – and I mean this quite literally – taught a dolphin that he calls Alpha to speak English.
That's all well and good, really, except that The Day of the Dolphin is not a children's comedy. Instead, the movie is a rather intense political-style thriller. The dolphin and his dolphin girlfriend (you guessed it: Beta) are kidnapped... and then trained to kill the President of the United States.
You know, everyday stuff.