Harry Bannerman, a Connecticut suburbanite who becomes involved in various shenanigans with his wife Grace Oglethorpe, leads a protest movement against a secret army plan to set up a missile base in their community. Written by
'Boojum' is a term coined by Lewis Carroll, and first appears in his poem, "The Hunting of the Snark". The 'Snark' (SM-62) was a surface-to-air missile used by the US military. Given the presence of a missile base in the film, it is likely that the term, 'Boojum', was used to make the connection with the real missile. See more »
During long shots of the mock-up of the Mayflower approaching the Fourth of July pageant by ocean, the ship is clearly far out at sea. But in close-ups, foliage from nearby land can be seen just a few feet away. See more »
Reading the other reviews I wondered if we had been looking at the same film!
I saw this film with my then fiancée, Sheila, in Kilburn, London in 1959. From the very beginning we knew we were watching something special. A great battle of the sexes with wonderful chemistry between real-life husband and wife team Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. We couldn't stop laughing and even now, 48 years on, we still think it was a really good and funny film. Joan Collins gave a good performance, perfectly cast as "the other woman". It is a pity that this team of very talented actors were not brought together for more projects in the same genre. When or if it comes out on DVD, we'll certainly get a copy. Certainly a "feel-good" film to relish, in the same vein as the wonderful "What's up Doc?" with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal.
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