Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.
Brilliant, side-splitting screwball comedy gets quite risqué at times. Due to be rediscovered NOW!!!
WHY IS THIS NOT ON DVD??? With all the hit-and-miss comedies that go into mass distribution every year you would think that someone with a brain that works in the UA distribution division would roll up his or her shirtsleeves and dig out this diamond-in-the-rough, polish it up, and give it much deserved first-class treatment on DVD with much ballyhoo. It's due to be rediscovered and appreciated by a whole new generation. The timing is spot-on, even if the dubbing is merely adequate for the conceit (remember this is 1940!) -- but the conceit works. Kudos to obscure lead man John Hubbard who minces around flamboyantly as the wife, and points also to Carole Landis for her interpretation of the husband (imagine backslapping Mary Astor!). A terrific cast works with extremely fun material and has a ball -- and you can tell. There's never a dull moment, and the jokes are consistently funny from beginning to end. The statue in the bedroom is a tad creepy (being an actor painted bronze) -- imagine that thing staring at you every night when you go to bed! Really, Seek This One Out and enjoy it if you can find it anywhere. Shame on UA for not already getting this one out on DVD (or at least a good quality commercial VHS), but the damage can be repaired easily by making this one available in 2006. So, UA...HOW ABOUT IT???!!!
- Mar 19, 2006
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