Though this movie doesn't seem to have good criticism by the critics, I love this. The reasons are as follows.
1. 5 main actors and actresses are wonderful and delightful to watch.
(4 stars and Morley Watson ----They are almost the only players in this movie.)
Especially, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. According to several books, their
original casting was "Charls Delacro" and "Hattie Durant" which Robert Mitchum
and Jean Simmons played, and Lex Harrison and Kay Kendall were originally
intended for the leading roles, but the death of Kay Kendall had changed all.
I think the original casting might have been intresting too.
Cary Grant plays an English Lord husband who is trying to take his wife(Deborah
Kerr)back by an unusual way from an American oil-millionaire(Robert Mitchum) who
fell in love with her and stole her heart. In this uniqe role, Cary shows
maturity as well as his comedian talent, sophistication. Deborah kerr also shows
her comedienne talent. I truly appreciate her various performance ability.
I think her atractiveness is elegant sex appeal oozed out of graceful, proper
performance no matter what a role is.
In this movie, Cary and Deborah's long talk scene after a duel is very charming
and their chemistry is superb.
2.Full of witty daialogues and Stanley Donen's smart direction
I enjoyed the dialogues full of humor and wit which are associated with Oscar
Wilde,Noel Coward,and William Somerset Maugham. Also I enjoyed several cleverly
directed scenes such as the shynchronized telephone scene in split screen, the
metaphorical dating scenes of Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum , which cotinue
picnic scene, boat scene, dance hall scene, concert scene, restaurant scene,
hotel's drawing room to bedroom's closing door scene, all scenes without showing
3.Music composed by Noel Coward
Romantic, lyrical melody. Especially, the music for Deborah Kerr and Robert
MItchum scene, also the music for Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant scene, they are
My requests to this DVD
(1)to subtitle in English
(2)to add special feature something like "making film"