After viewing a performance of Ben Jonson's "Volpone," the seemingly wealthy Harrison decides to toy with three of his former mistresses. The ladies are Adams, a fading movie star, Capucine, a princess, and Hayward, a Texas millionairess. Each is notified that Harrison is dying and asked to
visit him at his home. Then Hayward is murdered, and it turns out that Harrison is deeply in debt and has killed Hayward for her money. This was Mankiewicz's first directorial effort since CLEOPATRA in 1963, and the results are mixed. While updating the Volpone story is a clever idea, the film is
slow-moving and often confusing. No fault lies with the actors, however. Performanc...