This was Shirley MacLaine's second consecutive movie to wind up with her cavorting under an oil gusher. She did the same thing in the climax to her previous movie, "What a Way to Go!" (1964).
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I think it's great!
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When Shirley first presents herself to the king she is fearful he will "make his move.on her" so she dresses herself to be as undesirable as possible and throws herself on his bed. The next three shots have her legs crossed right over left, then left over right, them back to right over left in quick succession.
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