This film is one of the most underrated, wittiest, well written comedies that it has been my pleasure to see. It uses self-deprecating humour and slapstick, to weave the amusing tale of a self-destructive alcoholic writer who stumbles his way to redemption. It is a style of humour that sadly, has fallen out of favour recently. Kudos to Blake Edwards! "There is a god! And he is a gag writer!"