I got to see a lot of great movies that way. It was where I first saw "There's A Girl In My Soup" with Goldie Hawn, for example. And I loved any of the sixties films because they had such great color schemes.
Arthur Hiller directed 1965's "Promise Her Anything." I saw it sophomore year and loved it. I wrote a paper on it and other sixties films for a film history class I took. But I could never find it on VHS or DVD.
I found it recently for streaming on Amazon. I bought it. It was $9.99. I have it my cloud and I have watched it four or five times by now.
I love the colors, I love the performances. It remains the Leslie Caron film for me. I can take her in "Daddy Long Legs," but other than those two films, she's always too fey for me, sorry. Warren Beatty gave some really good performances in the sixties but this one is my favorite because he's crafty.
He's not the innocent he is in so many films. He makes blue movies (no nudity though) and Caron moves in. He's a womanizer and wants her. She's a new widow and she has a young son named John Thomas. Warren gets to play a character on the make (and you can see shades of George from "Shampoo" coming to life here) and not yet another variation on Bud ("Splendor In The Grass").
John Thomas nearly steals the show. I didn't realize that in college. But the kid is very expressive.
It's a silly battle of the sexes comedy on one level. It's a lot more than that though. It's a very visual movie. And Beatty and Caron have real chemistry. I've probably seen her in seven films and she's had no chemistry with any man in any of them except Beatty. (They were involved off screen but that doesn't always add up to chemistry on screen.)
You can stream it at Amazon for $3.99 but I went ahead and bought it. I've wanted it for so many years. I'm glad to have it in my Amazon Cloud.
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