Gene Saks directs his first film so clumsily that he even muffs Mike Nichols’ exploitation of the climbing the stairs gag that kept Neil Simon’s feeble farce running for 79 years on Broadway. The movie is full of physical details that I found impossible to believe. The skylight, for example, with the hole in it. Over a bed during the winter snowstorm. The hero lies there with the snow coming down. Anything for a laugh.
January 01, 1967