Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA, 1962. Granley Company, Arwin Productions, Nob Hill Productions Inc.. Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster. Cinematography by Russell Metty. Produced by Martin Melcher, Stanley Shapiro. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen. Costume Design by Rosemary Odell. Film Editing by Ted J. Kent.
Doris Day is adorable in this stock romantic comedy about a temp worker who catches the eye of a wealthy businessman (Cary Grant) who wants to make a dishonest woman out of her. She tries to live la vida loca and goes to Bermuda with him, but the lone double bed in their hotel room frightens her and she runs back home. For such a pure girl she sure thinks about sex a lot, which isn’t surprising considering how devastatingly sexy Grant is. Cute stuff, but you’ll have trouble watching it if you want to laugh with it and not at it. Who would look at Day’s blonde bubble hairdo and Swiss Miss face and think she was riding the fine line between virgin and hooker? The film is missing her singing, which hurts more than a bit, but Audrey Meadows‘ adorable supporting performance is a plus, not to mention the colourful sets and costumes.
Academy Award Nominations: Best Story and Screenplay; Best Art Direction-Colour; Best Sound
Golden Globe Award: Best Picture-Comedy
Nomination: Best Actor-Musical/Comedy (Cary Grant)