Director Billy Wilder salutes his idol, Ernst Lubitsch, with this comedy about a middle-aged playboy fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.
Joanna is in a touring girl's choir and Mark is a struggling architect. when they first meet on the road in Europe. The film follows their life together --- through courtship and marriage, infidelity and parenthood --- all on the road in a variety of cars through a score of time-shifting vignettes. Written by
Tony Curtis stated in his 2008 autobiography that he asked 20th Century-Fox to consider him for the role of Mark Wallace but they declined and cast Albert Finney instead. See more »
When Mark and Joanna are riding away in the concrete pipe, you can clearly see that the truck carrying them has a large set of wheels as the furthest back portion of the truck, which would make it difficult for them to just jump out. But when they cut to the scene where they are jumping out, the large set of wheels is gone. See more »
In 1967, Audrey Hepburn had gotten into the "swing" of things by being with Peter O'Toole in "How to steal a million" and did not want to go back to being in flops like "paris when it sizzles" or wearing the same old Givenchy clothes. In this film you see a change in her, a new haircut, clothes from the grooviest designers of Mod London and elsewhere like Mary Quant and Paco Rabanne, you see her eat! eating casually bread, grapes;making funny noises,etc. you actually see her having fun in this picture.She plays Joanna Wallace who with her husband played beautifully by Albert Finney reflect on the good times and the bad times of their twelve-year marriage.This film is must see because it goes beyond the happy ending and into actually imitating life where marriage is not always perfect. where marriage has fights and arguments and sometimes infidelity and hurt but love usually conquers all.must see.
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