Just about everyone associated with this awkward, choppy film would rather forget they made it. Minnelli is a hot new movie star in the middle of a press conference during which she recalls her past and the time when she and cousin, Aumont, went to work in a tacky Roman hotel as maids. One
of the guests is Bergman, looking frightful as an aged kook who escapes her present life in reminiscence. Minnelli pictures herself in the longwinded stories that Bergman, a contessa, relates. The film is a series of flashbacks (within Minnelli's flashback) that culminates when Minnelli is
discovered by a producer and Bergman dies. Next to the old woman at her death is a nurse wh...