Barefoot In The Park (1967)
- Robert Redford as Paul Bratter
- Jane Fonda as Corie Bratter
- Charles Boyer as Victor Velasco
- Mildred Natwick as Ethel Banks
A really, really cute film that reminded me a lot of the Rock Hudson and Doris Day films that they made in the 50s. Robert Redford is so lovely and young in this, and so is Jane Fonda. Did you know (prepare yourself for a long anecdote...) that when Bette Davis and Henry Fonda (Jane's papa) while filming Jezebel (1938) together, he had to leave to go and watch Jane be born, and all of Bette's close ups are to a blank space. She later said to Jane in an interview "Any man who causes me this much trouble and can produce a Jane Fonda I'll do it all over again." The Neil Simon (The Odd Couple) script is yet again genius, and has such funny dialogue as this:
Corie: You're very nearly perfect.
Robert Redford drunk with a bin on his head
Paul: That's a rotten thing to say.
Corie: Before we were married I thought you slept with a tie.
Paul: No, just for very formal sleeps.
Corie: Paul, if the honeymoon doesn't work out lets not get a divorce. Lets kill each other.Just a really great film. I can't find any pictures of Charles Boyer in a kimono, but I can find a video! It's quite long, but if you skip to 5:10 that is where the kimono awesomeness starts.
Paul: Why not get the waiters to do it, I hear they have great room service at this hotel.
I just can't get over how cool he looks in a kimono. Although he and Ingrid Bergman or Bette Davis might not have got on so well if he turned up in a kimono.
|Ingrid Bergman and Charles in Gaslight|
|Bette Davis and Charles in All This And Heaven Too|
|After Bette has been told she has to leave the ooshkiminooish children because of her "affair" with Charles Boyer, she has an emotional goodbye with them.|
P.S. I found these two great Margo Channing photos the other day, enjoy!
|Bette Davis' costume test as Margo Channing|
|Edith Head's design for her cocktail party dress|