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LEONARD NIMOY TEAMS WITH SUSAN HAMPSHIRE IN 'BAFFLED!'

Susan Hampshire aids Leonard Nimoy YEAR: 1972 Score: ***
In between his iconic small screen and big screen STAR TREK career, Leonard Nimoy headlined this television movie that was really an intented pilot for a British series co-starring sophisticated blonde beauty Susan Hamphire: an ESP expert aiding Nimoy's famous race car driver to channel visions of a veteran actress murdered in a castle where he, reluctantly at first, takes on the case... 

BAFFLED! has all the elements of a good mystery but without enough doomed tension. And yet it works from the affable chemistry between Nimoy and Hampshire, brightening up the surrounding ensemble of Agatha Christie-like suspects including a tempestuous Rachel Roberts; Vera Miles as the possibly doomed starlet; and scene-stealing Jewel Blanch as a childlike pre-teen whose personality morphs into a creepy, possessed teenager. Making the best scenes a "Spock verses THE EXORCIST" kind of thing, and a year earlier. But it's really Susan Hampshire's ride. She energetically tackles the part as if it were truly the beginning of an assured series. In fact this "movie" ends with their next case shaping up. Sadly, it was her show to lose.
A little light reading for Jewel Blanch in BAFFLED!
Jewel Blanch as Jennifer Glenn in BAFFLED!
Leonard Nimoy as race car driving Tom Kovak in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED! w/ Leonard Nimoy as Tom Kovak
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED! w/ Leonard Nimoy as Tom Kovak
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED! w/ Leonard Nimoy as Tom Kovak
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Jewel Blanch as Jennifer Glenn in BAFFLED! with Vera Miles as Andrea Glenn
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Leonard Nimoy faces Jewel Blanch as Jennifer Glenn in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED! w/ Leonard Nimoy as Tom Kovak
Jewel Blanch as Jennifer Glenn in BAFFLED!
Kangaroo doll holding Jewel Blanch as Jennifer Glenn in BAFFLED! with Vera Miles as Andrea Glenn
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED! w/ Leonard Nimoy as Tom Kovak
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED!
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED! w/ Leonard Nimoy as Tom Kovak
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED! with Vera Miles as Andrea Glenn
Susan Hampshire as Michele Brent in BAFFLED! w/ Leonard Nimoy as Tom Kovak
Leonard Nimoy as race car driving Tom Kovak in BAFFLED!
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