Oh dear. Again, not a romantic comedy, but such a good film. Judy Holliday is just completely wonderful – I fell totally in love with her. I didn’t really know anything about her before. So sad that she died so young. Will definitely check out her other films now.
With previous films I’ve been struck by how strong the heroines have been and in this one Holliday plays a ditsy bombshell… who gets an education, becomes empowered and changes her life. Love it.
William Holden was rather lovely too (he was one of my mum’s faves, but I don’t think I’ve seen him in anything before).
Jenny and Lani have a problem with the “preaching about issues” and, yes, the message was pretty heavy-handed, but it didn’t particularly bother me. But I could happily have forgiven this movie quite a lot thanks to Judy Holliday.
In case you’re new to this blog, I’m watching classic romantic comedies along with the Popcorn Dialogues and it’s just wonderful. I’m learning about romantic comedy and I’m also getting an education in classic films (even if they don’t turn out to be romantic comedies).
Next week: Desk Set (really looking forward to this one – love Katharine Hepburn)
Someone else I knew next to nothing about is Ava Gardner. I can’t remember where or why, but I read a rave review of this biography and I’m loving it. She sounds like a really cool woman with really terrible taste in men.