The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin. Written by
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A friend had a copy of this film, and I recently saw it again, after a period of several years.
Seen now, 50 years after its release, it has a more nostalgic feel for the 1950's - still in the "post-war/Cold War period," before the turbulent 60's - and it presents a superb snapshot of young marrieds of this era.
As others have pointed-out, one aspect is the excellent performance of Tony Randall, with a character in contrast with his frequent second-banana/best friend/never-gets-the-girl/lighthearted and light-weight persona in many of his other flicks.
Most of the actors are gone or retired; the two we saw most in the 90's were Sheree North and Pat Hingle - both forty years older and forty pounds heavier than here.
All-in-all an excellent film, now as originally, and more so for the historic/nostalgic feel it provides today.
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