This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!
“Marriage is a different relationship, you know, to an affair. It’s actually a contract between two people expressing obligation. I have obligation to you. You have to me. I find that beautiful, don’t you?” Charles
Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 May 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A British man hires a strange detective to follow his wife after he suspects that she is cheating on him.
Bottom Line – Intriguing premise that works slightly better than one might expect. Mia Farrow and Haim Topol are both great here as they play a game of follow the leader in London. The characters are all a bit too stereotypical besides Topol who helps keep his character interesting due to his quirkiness the whole way through. The story is a bit too predictable, but the journey there is still fun to watch.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In January 1964 Variety noted that Ross Hunter bought the screen rights to Peter Shaffer’s play and hired Mike Nichols to direct, and in February 1965 Daily Variety announced that Julie Andrews was to star. In December 1965 The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the production would be delayed because Nichols was tied up editing Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). In June 1967 Nichols and Andrews dropped out of the project, and Hunter made a deal with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to star in the picture. Their contract granted them the right to approve the director and third lead; at the time Paul Scofield and Dirk Bogarde were being considered for the third lead. Burton and Taylor withdrew from the project after not being able to agree upon a suitable director. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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