|07.29.06||DVD|| Filling in the gaps of Sturges movies that I haven't seen, this one appears to be quintessential Sturges gold on the surface. It's a romantic comedy about something you'd think would be the complete opposite of romance or comedy: a jealous husband concocts elaborate plans to murder his wife while he conducts a classical concert, then goes home and tries them to problematic results. A few things keep me from really loving this though.|
First, I've never been a big fan of Rex Harrison... and since I don't like him I never sympathize with him in this movie.
Second, it seems to play out in slow motion as far as Sturges goes. I really don't know what happened to him when the war ended, but the quantity and quality of Sturges' work divebombed... Kind of mysterious and sad...
So this was ok... not one of his best but I kind of admire it just for the premise