R | | Comedy, Romance
A stuffy author enters into an explosive relationship with his neighbor, a foul-mouthed, freewheeling prostitute.
The inter-racial relationship in the Bill Manhoff source stage play was reflected in the original Broadway production where the couple were portrayed by Alan Alda and African-American actress Diana Sands. If Sidney Poitier had been cast in the lead male role opposite Barbra Streisand, as was considered, then the picture would have preserved the inter-racial relationship of the play, but with the racial types gender reversed.
Hey, Felix, do you want to fool around?
Felix: No, I do NOT want to fool around.
Doris: Okay. Do you want a drink of water?
At the very beginning, Doris huddles in a doorway to get out of the rain. As a bus pulls up to the kerb, she starts to walk towards it, but in the next tighter shot Doris still in the doorway. The next shot, back on the street, Doris is already on her way towards the bus.
Rated "R" in the U.S. in 1970, film was re-cut and re-rated "GP" for a 1972 release (later PG).
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