this film just exudes misogyny (and even pedophilia?), and even if i were able to look past that, it still falls flat in nearly every possible way.
this has also got to be the most unmemorable musical i’ve ever seen! there’s not one good song in this whole thing!! not even one!!!
it also makes light of suicide in one scene??? i really don’t understand how anything about this film was seen as tasteful, even for the 1950s.
hilarious to think that this and the masterwork that is Singin’ in the Rain had the same producer.
some technical elements like set direction and costume design were good in their own right, but other than that, it’s truly an unmitigated failure of a film.
undoubtedly one of the worst Best Picture winners of all time.