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Co-star Walter Slezak, who played a French restaurateur in the film, was a gourmet cook and often treated the cast and crew to French cuisine. See more »
Did you see that, Calvin? Kissing, at nine in the morning, and practically inviting him to her bedroom. You won't find women like that in Cedar Rapids...
Mr. Calvin Ruthledge:
...No matter how hard you try
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Wildly uneven and not one of Rock Hudson's better vehicles.
There is a lot to like about this Rock Hudson film, but also a lot that just didn't work. Aside from being wildly uneven, it's just not that good a film.
The movie starts off quite well. Rock plays a womanizer who is absolutely irresistible to women--and he soon wins a legal case simply because the judge thinks he's a hunk. His opponent (Charles Boyer) is impressed with Hudson's sex appeal and befriends him. Soon, however, their friendship is tested when Boyer asks Rock to seduce his VERY proper and seemingly unhappy daughter (Leslie Caron). However, instead of doing this directly, when Rock finds out she's a psychologist, he decides to concoct some stupid disorder and tries to trick her into loving him. This and the rest of the film is VERY contrived--never making any sense and at times being rather offensive. My ULTRA-feminist college-age daughter kept having an apoplexy as she watched Rock's shenanigans--and she felt he was more like a date rapist than a hero! I didn't feel quite that strongly but could understand how someone could be very turned off by him--he WAS a jerk and the film stopped making sense towards the end. A FAR cry from the great films he made with Doris Day, that's for sure! Unlikable characters and poor writing make this a chore to watch at times. Very skippable.
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