A witty, risque British comedy about the romantic escapades of a wealthy English heiress who swaps suitors with her friend after a trial marriage on a remote island. Director-star Brook adapted the script from the 1926 play by Frederick Lonsdale.
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A supreme joy and criminally unknown - a comedy of so many manners its upper lip is permanently stiff. Every line is explosively funny and delivered in the deadest pan ("She's not crying because I said she was forty-one. She's crying because she is forty-one.") The four leads seem less to act than to embody their roles. It's near perfection.