It's difficult enough doing one role well, but playing several parts in the same movie is a nearly impossible feat requiring the talents of an Alec Guinness or a Peter Sellers. MacLaine had not yet achieved the maturity or the acting ability to bring this off, and the result is just ol'
Shirl' in a host of different costumes, hairstyles, and makeup. Shot on location in Paris with interiors at the Boulogne Studios, this set out to be a tour de force
but ends up only a tour de France
In the first segment, she's a widow accompanying the coffin of her late husband to the cemetery; on the way, she finds romance with old friend Sellers. The second piece...