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Other comments about this one are on the mark, both positive and negative. Rock and Paula play awfully well together and it's always a pleasure to see her get more than a few scenes in a film.
Howard Hawks had at his disposal not only an attractive cast but also thorough professionals behind the cameras. But I recall, when I saw this during its first-run, and again when I saw an interminably interrupted broadcast of it on American Movie "Classics" (the quotes are intentional because this cable venue now treats its library like disposable trash!), that this film had the falsest, most studio-bound look to it of almost all of the releases of that era. The lighting is bland and frequently too bright, the sets are all obviously constructed and photographed on a soundstage (including all the exterior scenes, or so it seems) and the final impression is so artificial that the script's deficiencies become all the more glaring.
Yes, I know, that pulling off some of this comedy's elaborately set up sequences, some involving some fairly complex slapstick, would be very hard to control in natural, actual location settings, but, really, one wished they would have tried to do so, or at least to make the studio and backlot sets a little more convincing to the eye. For me the whole enterprise felt like a firecracker that just fails to fizzle, pop and explode as the illustration on the box promises.
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