My friend Daryl has now sent me some stills from the film, so its a pleasure to post them here, as they are too little seen.
but Lee captures perfectly the arc of the chocolate-loving secretary Karin who starts with Brandy Alexanders and is soon a hopeless drunk. Jack Lemmon matches her in one of his great performances - this and SOME LIKE IT HOT may be his best, I did not want to see a lot of his later stuff; whereas Lee Remick here and in ANATOMY OF A MURDER and WILD RIVER is at her best too. I have now seen most of her later work - she and Lemmon were re-united in 1980's TRIBUTE -
see my review of a year or so ago at their labels, but that was a much lesser work. Charles Bickford is marvellous too as Karin's strict father, and that great scene of merrily drunk Lemmon looking for the hidden bottle and wrecking Bickford's greenhouse as he gets more and more out of control ..... Henry Mancini's great score sets the moods and that great theme song, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer is certainly a perennial.