Here though she is pleasingly real and makes her cardboard character one to care about. She does not overact, as in the scene where she meets again the young man she left sleeping in Greece - and the scenes with her family sparkle. Binnie Barnes at 70 (her last movie role, she died aged 95 in 1998 and was the producer's wife) is simply wonderful as her mother - and she certainly tears up the dance floor!, Deborah Raffin is the daughter, and Gene Kelly - not as annoying as I imagined he would be, and with someone else's hair on his head, is admirable too as her ex-husband - I last saw him as Natalie Wood's older guy in the 1958 MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR last week .... and I see him all the time with those LES GIRLS - he signed a biography on him for me in 1975.
It all reminded me of that other filmed Broadway comedy hit CACTUS FLOWER in 1969 (which made us love Ingrid Bergman all over again) - produced as well as 40 CARATS, BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE and others by Mike Frankovich (he also produced trash classics like THE LOVE MACHINE and DOCTORS' WIVES). So, its an ideal summer movie and to my surprise, I liked it a lot - good score by Michel Legrand, scripted by Jay Presson Allen and Leonard Gershe, and directed by Milton Katselas. Edward Albert died in 2006 aged 55, we recently also saw him as the son of THE GREEK TYCOON - Trash label.