A dentist pretends to be married to avoid commitment, but when he falls for his girlfriend and proposes, he must recruit his lovelorn nurse to pose as his wife.
A cute and entertaining relic of 1969, with charming performances from Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman, and a star-making turn from Goldie Hawn.
The plot is perhaps a bit trite; but it is delivered by three fabulous actors (and snazzy fashion) who manage to make it above average and worth a watch. Goldie Hawn is especially worth mentioning; she is cute as a button.
Incidentally this film is the precursor of Just Go With It and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya -it's interesting to compare what aspects the later adaptations changed or emphasised.
There are so many things about this movie that slapped a permanent smile on my face for pretty much the entire thing. First off, it's the wonderful, zinger-filled screenplay from one of my favorite writers, I.A.L. Diamond, that gives the remarkable actors plenty to work with. Are the actors involved here capable of doing the script justice and making it convincing and entertaining? To answer with a resounding yes to that question would be an understatement.
It would be a crime to say one of the top 3 actors in this film is more charming than the other, because they all shine so brightly in their performances that they really just come together as one. Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman…
“Mr. Greenfield, what kind of work do you do?”
“Oh, I don’t work for a living. I’m an actor.”
“An actor? Isn’t that a very insecure profession?”