Back in the 1930s and 1940s this kind of movie was almost a subgenre with pictures like HERE COMES MR. JORDAN; ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER; THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT. Then the fad slackened off, so it was a refreshing waft of air when Gelbart wrote the adaptation of Corman's novel. He received
an Oscar nomination for his script, the only nod from the Academy for this film, but that didn't stop it from making more than $30 million on the first release and inspiring a sort-of sequel that didn't come close to the excellence of the first one. Denver, in his film debut, is married to Garr
and working as an assistant manager in a supermarket. For some reason, he is chosen by B...