Mike is a sports reporter specializing in boxing, brilliant at exposing rigged matches. Marilla is an elegant fashion designer. With the verve of classic film story-telling, and aided by the Peck-Bacall partnership, Minnelli stages a comedy which tries to bring their two contrasting worlds closer.
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This one surprised me. I mean, I love me some Peck and Baccall, but this one just felt like it was going to be pure Hollywood corn upon reading the synopsis. Really quite unbelievable that she pulled this kind of comedy off while Bogey was at home dying of cancer.