Here we are with a very old musical title ….
Shirley MacLaine plays the part of a dance hall “hostess” who is no under no illusions as to what her role means to her “clients.” She herself longs for true romance and a man to take her away from her life in the dance hall, however her success in romance is, quite frankly, “not great” with a string of failed relationships with men who have robbed her, absconding men and general abuse. Eventually coming to the conclusion that the dance hall is not the place to meet a “nice chap” she tries to find a job elsewhere despite her lack of relevant skills. Fortunately for her she meets a nice guy who works in insurance but he is given the impression she works in a bank. So will love conquer these boundaries?
The film itself isn’t bad, it’s pretty much “what you expect” from a 1960s musical. However, the production on the DVD seems a bit lacking and alternates between letterbox and 16:9 formats, plus the sound seems kind of “iffy”, like it’s a little bit out of sync. Whilst it’s an “ok” film it’s not sharing the heady heights of fame with the likes of The Sound Of Music or even that other Julie Andrews’ classic Thoroughly Modern Millie.
I give it 5 out of 10.