The last performance of a much-loved star. Judy Holliday reprises her Broadway success in this adaptation of the hit Comden-Green-Jule Styne musical, playing Ella Peterson, who works at Susananswerphone, her cousin's hole-in-the-wall telephone answering service, and gets passionately involved in her clients' lives. Hapless playwright
Jeffrey Moss (a miscast Dean Martin) is her love interest. In supporting roles, Jean Stapleton scores in one of her earliest appearances, as do Frank Gorshin in the role of a beatnik who wants to be a serious actor and Eddie Foy, Jr., as a bookie; jazz fans will recognize saxophone great Gerry
Mulligan, married to Holliday at the time,...