Top positive review
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on 6 January 2013
It's great to see this film on bluray, with its eye-popping colours and marvelous set and costume design.
It's like what Mad Men probably had in mind when they started, where everyone was beautifully dressed and lived a wonderful lifestyle we could only aspire to. To think this was filmed in 1959 makes it so much more interesting, with everything being genuine and of its time.
The storyline is predictable and innocent by current standards, but was probably a little risque and advanced for that period. If nothing else, it's worth getting just to see Doris looking absolutely sensational in her white dress, long white gloves and white fur jacket. To think she has a wholesome image, yet can look this unbelievably alluring.
Rock looks fantastically suave as well, perfect for the role, and they are ably supported by an equally suave Tony Randall and comedy drunk Thelma Ritter. We loved the scene with Doris and Tony in the diner near the end, but there are so many wonderful colourful scenes of nightclub sophistication and lovely costumes that your eyes will need a rest afterwards just to calm down.
There are a also few songs, which have their place and never feel incongruous.
A real romantic comedy classic and one which will deserve repeated viewings.