A cute, adult comedy that deserved a better fate than it got at the box office, THE HIGH COST OF LOVING is notable for several reasons, not the least of which is that it debuted Gena Rowlands, hot off her broadway success in the Chayefsky drama "Middle of the Night," where she played the
sweet young thing who falls for the older man, a role she lost to Kim Novak in the film. She was only about 24 when she made this picture, so it was hard to envision her as 46-year-old Ferrer's wife, especially after the screenplay established that they had been married and childless for nine
years. The story opens with a smashing 10 minutes of silence as Ferrer and Rowlands, in a ...