What starts with a potent shot of darn funny
black comedy turns into too much of a personal sandbox for writer/director
Blake Edwards. No doubt this satire of the Hollywood movie-making machine
contains comic kernels might provide some delightful irritation for the
Hollywood "in the knows," but it struck me as mostly
Julie Andrews gets to do a couple of songs and
struts her way through two boring versions of Polly Waddle Doodle All
Day, but the famous scene when she bares her breasts didn't send
Hollywood into a dither twenty-odd years ago; it actually provides more
laughs today in light of the lax screen mores practiced in today's cinema.
It's William Holden's last film role, and though he's weather-beaten by
the years and the booze as director Tim Cully, Holden's star quality
stands up to the chaotic script. Robert Preston, warming up for his grand
performance under Edwards Victor
Victoria, has some early funny moments as Dr. Irving Finegarten,
shot-meister to the stars, but he runs out of B-12 early on. Richard
Mulligan is a wild man as Felix.
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