The original Broadway production of "Marriage-Go-Round" by Leslie Stevens opened on October 29, 1958 at the Plymouth Theater and ran for 431 performances. Julie Newmar won the 1959 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play and recreated her role in the movie version. See more »
I do like James Mason and what else can be said about Susan Hayward?. With the cast of capable actors, the story should be a given, and should work.
Somehow it doesn't. Is it just dated?. Is it just that romantic romps with hip chicks (Julie Newmar) and rock music have no resonance?. Despite the backdrop of Frank Lloyd Wright's house in Lakeland Florida, the story comes up banal and empty.
Perhaps it is the portrayal of Hayward and Mason as a married couple After the requisite jealousy, tantrums, and throwing around of suitcases, the couple gets back together. We still see formula like this today in recent films like "The Break Up". It just doesn't work, and leaves the viewer feeling they have witnessed somehow, another wooden version of Hollywood romance.
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