As boarding house mysteries go, this one is satisfactory, but it lacks tension and suspense until the closing sequence which is darker. For serial killer movies with less comedy, greater visual delight and verve, there are many Italian giallos that have this beat. This delights Clouzot fans, but its character differs greatly from "Wages of Fear" (1953) and "Les Diaboliques" (1955).
Two brothers rob a bank and hide out at a nudist club
Author: msroz from United States
12 August 2017
"Hideout in the Sun" (1960) is an apt title to this picture. I watched the 70-minute version. Two brothers rob a bank, but they're quite different. The more aggressive (Greg Conrad) pulls along the more reluctant (Earl Bauer). They end up stealing the car of Dolores Carlos and take her along, gaining entry to a nudist club from which they hope to meet a boat and make good their escape with $100,000.
I've never been to Miami but I loved the color photography of it, the cars, the highways, the hotels, and so on that occupies the whole opening of the film. It's like old picture postcards come to life. The movie has a decent plot for the most part, only losing credibility toward the end. In return, the film's ending uses a "serpentarium" as location and that's well worth seeing.
In the middle, Bauer and Carlos find themselves attracted to one another, and this sets up conflict with the untrusting and violent Conrad. The middle features the frolicking of nude people in the nudist colony, which looks like a lot of clean fun, forgetting about sunburn.
The budget is clearly tiny. The film editing is rough. Sometimes footage is repeated. The sound track seems distant from the video, even when they are synchronized.
This film is actually memorable.