What a joyous, wonderful example of classical Hollywood at its finest. It's not quite Lubitsch in subtlety, but not quite Hawks in overt comedy, either. Barrymore is fantastic, and I can safely say (with my heterosexuality intact) that I have a severe man-crush on young Don Ameche.
I know it's a bit odd to be crazy about an actress who made films 30 to 40 years before I was born, but if there is a heaven and they let me in, I will seek out Claudette Colbert and ask her to marry me. What a treat. A great cast, a great film. I expected I would like this, I write this because I loved it.
This is an astonishingly undervalued Hollywood comedy, especially when one considers the cast and the screenwriting credit of Billy Wilder. It's one of the most effortlessly perfect American comedies ever made.
Un film rarement distribué, d'un metteur en scène presque inconnu (mais prolifique) et, divine surprise, un petit joyau de la comédie américaine d'une finesse et d'un humour exceptionnels .....
I probably woke up my neighbours because I burst out at laughing in the middle of the night. The telephone scene might just be one of the funniest scenes in screwball. Barrymore is priceless, Ameche is a cutie, and Colbert just oozes charisma.