Nedenia Marjorie Hutton, popularly known as Dina Merrill, made her debut in the play ‘The Mermaid Singing,’ in 1945. She was nicknamed ‘Hollywood’s new Grace Kelly’ in the late 1950s and 1960s.
During her early career she appeared mainly in comedy films like ‘Desk Set (1957), ‘A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed’ (1958), and ‘Operation Petticoat’ (1959). She later explored other genres and appeared in the family drama ‘The Sundowners’ (1960), the crime movie ‘The Young Savages’ (1961), and the biopic ‘The Greatest’ (1977).
She received positive reviews for her performance as ‘Celia’ in ‘The Player’ (1992) but failed to impress the audience as ‘Cynthia Young’ in ‘Caddyshack II’ (1988). Merrill appeared in several television series of which her performance as Calamity Jane in ‘Batman’ (1968) and Doris in ‘Roseanne’ (1996) were appreciated by critics.
She made guest appearances on television shows ‘Bonanza’ (1966) and ‘Quincy, M.E.’ (1976). She also made recurring guest appearances on game shows such as ‘The Match Game’ and ‘Hollywood Squares.’
The Player is an American satirical black comedy film, which tells the story of Hollywood film producer Griffin Mill, who starts receiving threats anonymously. However, he is certain that David, a scriptwriter is behind it. He invites the latter to sort things out, but things take an ugly turn, and he ends up murdering him.
When an entire destroyer escort the U.S.S. Kornblatt disappears on its way to being decommissioned, Lieutenant John Paul Steckler, the last person to command it, is tasked to find the ship. With Congressman Mandeville breathing down his neck, Steckler is forced to postpone his honeymoon and go on a trip to find the fate of the Kornblatt.
Twenty Plus Two is a mystery crime thriller film which takes us to the life of Tom Alder, an investigator who specializes in finding lost heirs for families. He is asked by a police friend to investigate the murder of the secretary of a movie star’s fan club. He soon finds a possible connection linking to a missing heiress who has been missing since thirteen years.
This romantic comedy revolves around a New York City corporate head, Max Herschel, who has a miserable marriage, and also has several ongoing affairs with some of his junior colleagues. One of them decides to leave him, as he refuses to take her more seriously, and starts dating a young writer Steven Routledge. However, Max refuses to take rejection, and continues to pursue her.
A single father is unhappy with his daughter’s choice of husband-to-be. To find a way out, he accepts a transfer to Stockholm and takes his daughter along with him. But once in Norway, he finds that environ there is sexually far more liberal than in US, forcing him to reconsider his earlier opinion about his future son-in-law.
Jill Young is best friends with a legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe, and the two grow up together. Joe is eventually taken to an animal sanctuary in California by Gregg O’Hara, a zoologist. However, they are unaware of the fact that a poacher is trying to hunt Joe down.
Caddyshack II is a comedy film which tells the story of a real estate tycoon who is extremely annoyed after a snobbish country club denies him membership. He decides to take revenge by purchasing the club and turning it into an amusement park.