(Review originally written at 27 March 2004)

What a surprisingly big cast this movie has; Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis, Edward Fox, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, Elizabeth Taylor and Charles Gray all in one movie, directed by James Bond specialist Guy Hamilton.
The atmosphere is quite good and very typical in a positive way. The story and plot is not so very good, the more and more you start thinking about it in your mind, the sillier it eventually gets. It's the cast and the cast alone that give this movie some live.

Overall the cast give some nice performances, except for Geraldine Chaplin and Rock Hudson who acts kind of old fashioned. Unfortunately the chemistry between Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor doesn't work for a single time. Hudson's character is supposed to love Taylor very very much but that is never seen on the screen. It's a pity that Edward Fox played such a dull and uninteresting role, he is such a great actor to watch. But still the cast is great and makes the movie work and seeing all of them together in the same movie was quite an experience.

All in all nothing special or a must see in any way, except for the incredible star cast.


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