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This film was first telecast in Chicago Tuesday 15 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Los Angeles Wednesday 30 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in Philadelphia it first aired 17 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 24 June 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 1 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Phoenix 7 July 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Norfolk VA 25 July 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Minneapolis 6 September 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9) and in San Francisco 3 March 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
The unoriginal plot, about a rich married couple dealing with problems of infidelity, is secondary here to the clever dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, who wrote the screenplay to The Philadelphia Story, and to a strong supporing cast. Joan Crawford is fine, but Robert Montgomery and Franchot Tone, fighting for Crawford's hand, wind up being nearly indistinguishable from each other, both in looks and in character. That leaves the supporting cast to rescue the film: Charles Ruggles has a fun bit as a slurring drunk and Arthur Treacher comes in at the end as a stuffy Brit who mumbles loudly and misuses American slang. Even Gail Patrick, who isn't normally given much to do in her man-stealing parts, is fine here. But the best is Edna May Oliver, playing the wise and witty matriarch--she steals every scene she's in and was the main reason I finished watching the movie.
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