As usual,in the day, Hollywood manages to turn a Tenessee Williams into a Barbara Cartland. not so much a "bodice-ripper", more of a "feel-copper"
Karen Stone is the quintessential woman on the verge and Paolo is the tart that will keep her teetering there.
Warren Beatty (with an accent equal only to Dick Van Dyke's "chimernee" sweep) looks the part, all low rent in high fashion.
Miss Leigh about to lose her marbles at any moment, wondering whether this is scripted or the real world.
Coral Browne as butch as ever and a great performance by Lotte Lenya, doing an early rehearsal for "Rosa Klebb".
4 stars for cinematic camp, especially the sets, (the villa party set is… Read more