Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

Notes: 1/20/11
Fun cast, fun opening titles
Oscar nominated song is ok. Not catchy, but it's clever.
Lana Turner is an icy foil Bob Hope's sarcasm.
Nice to see Lana in something light for a change. Really makes her likable.
Paula Prentiss and Jim Hutton are cute together as a young couple.
Nice, modern comedy about the struggle with suburbia.

Review: C+
Pleasant romantic comedy with Bob Hope as an author, and proud bachelor, who enters the world of 1960s suburbia to write a book about it. Fascinating glimpse into how life was from the homes to the cars, right down to the supermarkets. Lana Turner's icy persona works as an amusing foil to Hope's sarcasm. The supporting cast is a colorful assemblage of talent, including Janis Paige as a town floozy, and Jim Hutton and Paula Prentiss as a young married couple. Not as hilarious or memorable as other Hope films, but it's certainly a time capsule for an era that is no more.

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