Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1965. Melcher-Arcola Productions. Screenplay by Milt Rosen, Richard L. Breen, based on the play by William Fairchild. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy. Produced by Martin Melcher, Aaron Rosenberg. Music by Lionel Newman. Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, Jack Martin Smith. Costume Design by Ray Aghayan. Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.
Lesser effort from the dream factory that produced Doris Day‘s silly romantic comedies, this time putting more effort into the sharp fashions and decor than any kind of witty plotting. Day and Rod Taylor play a happily married couple who move to England for his work (he’s an executive for a wool company) and find the loveliest house in the country to live in. A few months later Day is sick and tired of being left home alone all the time, eventually developing a paranoid fantasy that her husband is cheating on her. To get him back, she flirts with the idea of pretending to be having an affair herself, which becomes easier to do once a handsome interior decorator (yeah, okay) takes her to Paris to buy a dining room table and reveals some more wicked intentions. Lots of funny situations, but it runs way too long and is too familiar to be inspired despite Day’s having a lot of bubbly fun. Her entrance to a party wearing a sequined orange dress is unforgettable, however.