Dudley Moore plays a composer who suspects his wife of cheating. He plots to kill her and frame it on her lover. The whole movie sort of compares his expectations of a perfect result to reality. In the end nothing turns out as planned.
Socially prominent Michael Ashburn, is the chief assistant to Rufus Trent, wealthy London loan broker. He has allowed himself to become engaged to the Rufus' daughter, Roberta, the match ... See full summary »
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Sir Alfred De Carter suspects his wife of infidelity. While conducting a symphony orchestra, he imagines three different ways of dealing with the situation. When the concert ends, he tries acting out his fantasies, but things do not go as well in reality as they did in his imagination. Written by
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The orchestral conductor, Sir Alfred de Carter, is based loosely on the real life British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham. Beecham was the son of pharmacist Sir Joseph Beecham, the inventor of the laxative Beecham's Pills. Accordingly Harrison's character, Sir Alfred de Carter, is said to be named after Carter's Little Liver Pills, the American equivalent. See more »
In one shot the phone receiver gets knocked off the hook, but moments later the phone rings and the receiver is in place on the phone. See more »
A thousand poets dreamed a thousand years, and you were born, my love.
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I feel very alone with my review. I watched this famous film by an exceptionally famous writer/director and I found the film to be, at best, average. It's really a shame, as I love old comedies and I generally like Rex Harrison. Given the material, though, I think the actors try their best. The absolutely WORST moment in the film was the excruciatingly overdone segment where Rex kept breaking things--stepping through several chairs, dropping things, etc. AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. The scene was just plain excessive and seemed to last forever. It absolutely ruined the movie for me. I believe if Preston Sturgis had not been the writer, director and producer of this film, he never would have gotten away with it--someone would no doubt have questioned this repetitive and annoying scene. It reminds me a lot of the bad Jerry Lewis film CRACKING UP--a movie so bad it was never released to theaters. The two movies have the most over-long pratfall segments I have ever seen--so long and overdone that even Mack Sennet would have complained about the scenes!
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