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This film was Peter Bogdanovich's homage to musical comedies of the 1930s. A millionaire named Michael Oliver Pritchard III and a singer named Kitty O'Kelly meet and fall in love. Meanwhile, an indigent woman named Brooke Carter and an Italian gambler named Johnny Spanish meet and fall in love. All four people meet each other and become friends (actually, Kitty and Brooke had been friends since high-school), and soon, Brooke's crude, fun-loving maid Elizabeth falls in love with Michael's valet Rodney James. Later on, Michael and Brooke fall in love, and Kitty and Johnny decide to follow them around. In order to make Brooke and Michael jealous, they try to look like they are falling in love as well. Eventually, Michael and Johnny get into a fight but then immediately make up. Soon, Brooke and Kitty make up. The two couples pair off successfully and they live happily ever after.Written by
The Camera begins on a silver music box on which rest bas-reliefs of the 4 principals, they dance to a song and then the camera pans around Kitty Kelly's sumptuous black-and white art deco penthouse. See more »
The director's re-edited television version of the movie includes, among other things, an extra musical number for actress Eileen Brennan. Immediately following the scene between Brennan and Cybill Shepherd outside of the racetrack, Brennan sings "It Ain't Etiquette" (from Dubarry Was a Lady) to Shepherd. Clues to this excised number can be found in a rather abrupt and obvious edit in the theatrical version. See more »
I had read about the film in the book "50 Worst Films Ever" by the Medved brothers. Ive been waiting to see it for 20 years! I WANTED to like it. Its made by Bogdanovich with Burt Reynolds, Madeleine Kahn and Cybill Shepherd whom I LOVE! But its bad, it really is BAD!!!!
I am a little shocked. That they even DARED! Quite brave of them to go ahead anyway, Ill give them credit for trying!
The critics were right. They had no shame, Peter and Cybill. They were too much in love to understand that others would not be interested in seeing their home movies of them camping around in costumes for two hours.
Theres none of the magic of the old Hollywood musicals, just brightly lit empty sets. Very embarrassing to see what they thought was "witty" banter and the clumsy tap dancing. Less songs would have helped greatly.
Still, its cute to watch them have fun. The very best thing with this movie is Eileen Brennan who is hilarious as the maid, perfectly cast.
Im very glad that I got to see it. Very interesting considering all the other good things Peter and Cybill have done in their careers. Make another movie now!
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