This could have been--and is--a very funny film; unfortunately, most of the laughs are unintentional. Mulligan, who was originally slated to direct the film and might have lent it a nice intentional
comic spin, left the production when it was halted by an actors' strike after only four
days of shooting. When production resumed, 82-year-old Cukor, director of countless "women's pictures," was coaxed out of retirement to take over. Although his version of Van Druten's play "Old Acquaintance"is sexier than the original 1943 screen treatment (starring Bette Davis and Miriam
Hopkins), it also fails too satisfy on many levels. Bisset, a critically acclaimed but co...