El director de orquesta Alfred De Carter sospecha que su mujer le es infiel. Durante uno de sus conciertos, imagina tres maneras de resolver sus “problemas” conyugales. Pero la realidad dista mucho de la ficción.
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A masterpiece. The scene where Rex's mad conducting channels his paranoia and passion is one of the greatest things I've ever seen. I can see that the Coens and Kubrick ate this up too. See it for the screenplay and the direction and the acting, or in other words see it because it's a great film, see it because you have to.
Very funny black comedy classic from writer-director Preston Sturges. Rex Harrison is hilarious as the pompous, jealous husband and shows a surprising penchant for physical comedy - and he's backed by a top-notch cast of great over the top characters. Always clever and original, it is easily the darkest of the classic screwball comedies, and one of the best.
A little let down – I'd seen a clip of Rex's line where he says: "That's Russian Bank. Russian Roulette's a very different amusement which I can only wish your father had played continuously before he had you!" and expected more of Sturges' mind-boggling wordplay – but still dark to the point of disbelief and with a last third with some world-class physical comedy.
The punchline/pay-off scene where Rex Harrison haplessly stumbles his way through every stage of his murderous plans is not only wonderfully satisfying, but also some of the funniest slapstick ever filmed.