(out of 5)
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.
Granley Company, Arwin Productions, Nob Hill Productions Inc.
Directed by Delbert Mann
Cinematography by Russell Metty
Music by George Duning
Costume Design by Rosemary Odell
Film Editing by Ted J. Kent
Academy Award Nominations
Best Art Direction (Colour) (art direction: Alexander Golitzen, Robert Clatworthy; set decoration: George Milo)
Best Sound (Universal City Studio Sound Department, Waldon O. Watson, sound director)
Best Writing (Story and Screenplay–written directly for the Screen) (Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster)
Golden Globe Award
Best Motion Picture-Comedy
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Cary Grant)