Bernard Slade adapted this moving comedy-drama from his play, which ran nearly 1,500 performances on Broadway. The stage producer, Morton Gottlieb, also coproduced the picture. Gottlieb has long specialized in small character plays and also did Slade's ROMANTIC COMEDY as well as Tony
Shaffer's SLEUTH. They've opened it up somewhat here to add a few characters, but it never loses the intimate, stagebound quality, which is both good and bad. It's 1951 and Burstyn (age 24) and Alda (age 27) meet at a northern California resort. They are both married, but the Oakland housewife and
New Jersey accountant feel a magnetism for each other. They have an affair, but both real...