For her first non-singing role, Streisand chose this bawdy adaptation of Manhoff's hit 1964 play, which starred Alan Alda and Diana Sands. The female lead, written to be played a black woman, was altered to fit Streisand's ethnicity, but many of the play's jokes remain intact. Former
choreographer Ross was directing his second film (his first was the unfortunate remake of GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS) and did well handling the two volatile stars. Segal, a writer who works in a bookstore, suspects that neighbor Streisand is a prostitute and tells his landlord, Sandulescu, who responds by
evicting Streisand. When she learns the reason for her ouster, Streisand shows up at Sega...