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Having once played and lost in love, twenty-five year old Samantha Blake has immersed herself in her job as the chief ladies fashions buyer for discount J. Bergner's Fifth Avenue in New York. In other words, she scowls the high end shops at night stealing their designs which Bergner then produces and sells for a fraction of the cost. She has placed as much space between herself and romance by dressing like a man and going by the moniker Sam. Steve Sherman could be a great journalist, but his womanizing always seems to get in the way. Steve and Sam meet on the same New York to Paris flight, Sam who is travelling there with her boss Joe Bergner and her wisecracking colleague Lena O'Connor, who is secretly in love with Joe, to visit the Paris design houses under the guidance of vivacious Felicienne Corbeau, while Steve has been exiled there by his boss, International Press chief Bertram Chalmers, as Steve's iron-clad contract won't allow Chalmers to fire him until the expiry of that ...Written by
Very thin sex comedy, dressed to entertain but with nowhere to go
"A New Kind of Love" is a forgettable farce comedy teamed with Newman and Woodward It's an unpretentious story: a simple, mannish woman foolish1y devotes herself to a career instead of doing what women are supposed to dohunt for husbands But she gives her beauty treatment, a new style and expensive clothes and she'll straighten out and find a man The new look is that after her marked change, the man mistakes her for a prostitute
Although she's humiliated, she encourages his misunderstanding, telling him sensational stories about herself until he falls in love with her! The implication: if satisfying a man's infantile sex fantasies is the only way to get him, it's better than being an ordinary professional woman
Joanne Woodward plays a fashion designer who, with blonde hair and showy makeup, actually looks more uninteresting than before
Newman plays a sportswriter whose athletics with blonds has kept him from winning the Pulitzer Prize He's an arrogant, alcoholic ill-bred man As usual, he has some effective lecherous looks and self-disgusted expressions, but with all the charm and the grace
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