Coming after an incredibly successful screenwriting career, Wilder’s first American feature as director includes many of his most beloved hallmarks.
This audacious comedy of (sexual) manners features an array of iconic Golden-era Hollywood faces including Ray Milland and, as the street-smart city girl Susan Applegate, Ginger Rogers. Rogers’ brilliantly manufactured comedic performance is crucial to maintaining the daring charade at the narrative’s core that alternates between her impersonation of a 12-year-old girl and a grown-up woman. Co-scripted by Charles Brackett.
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