Critic's Choice

1963

Don Weis
Director
Warner Brothers
Production Company

Theatre critic's wife writes her own play which makes its way to the stage causing the critic much anguish along the way.

Misfire version of Ira Levin's play mostly because Hope's character, to modern eyes, is such a chauvinist. Redeemed slightly by good work from Lucille Ball and Rip Torn.

Some evidence of missing scenes.



13th April 1963
Cinema






19th June 2007
DVD


100 mins
2.35:1




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Bob Hope
Parker Ballantine
Lucille Ball
Angela Ballantine
Marilyn Maxwell
Ivy London
Rip Torn
Dion Kapakos
Jessie Royce Landis
Charlotte Orr aka Charlie
John Dehner
S.P. Champlain
Jim Backus
Dr. William Von Hagedorn
Ricky Kelman
John Ballantine
Dorothy Green
Mrs. Margaret Champlain
Marie Windsor
Sally Orr
Joseph Gallison
Philip 'Phil' Yardley (as Evan McCord)
Joan Shawlee
Marge Orr
Richard Deacon
Harvey Rittenhouse
Jerome Cowan
Joe Rosenfield
Donald Losby
Geoffrey Von Hagedorn
Lurene Tuttle
Mother in 'Sisters Three'
Ernestine Wade
Thelma
Stanley Adams
Bartender
Ray Montgomery
Actor in 'Week End'
Michael St. Angel
Actor, Jimmy in 'Week End'
Richard Durham
Robert DeMartin
Joy Monroe
Vicki Grant
Patricia Olson
Barbara Yardley
Beverly Powers
Girl with Dion
Nancy Vaughn
Girl with Dion
Pamela Austin
Daughter
Kathy Bennett
Daughter
Joe Brooks
Catcher
Theona Bryant
Beauty Operator
Robert Buckingham
Spectator
Judy Cannon
Spectator
Ahna Capri
Daughter
Gordon Carveth
Spectator
Louis Cavalier
Little League Rooter
Stephen Coit
Waiter at Sardi's
Lillian Culver
Fat Woman
Richard Davies
Spectator
Mimi Dillard
Maid
James Flavin
Security Guard
Sam Flint
Little League Rooter
Ray Foster
Minor Role
Jimmy Gaines
Copy Boy
Sid Gould
Cab Driver
Judd Holdren
2nd Opponent
Brenda Howard
Girlfriend
Thomas E. Jackson
Joe, the Stage Doorman
Marilee Jones
1st Usherette
Matty Jordan
Headwaiter
Stacy King
Telephone Operator
Frank London
The Butcher
John Marlowe
Spectator
Lea Marmer
Spectator
Tom Mattox
1st Opponent
Harold Miller
First Nighter in Audience
Lyle Moraine
2nd Baseman
Al Paige
Pitcher
Art Passarella
Umpire
Jack Pepper
1st Baseman
Linda Rand
2nd Usherette
Allan Ray
Hotel Doorman
Soupy Sales
Boston Desk Clerk
Barry Seltzer
Minor Role
Eddie Shaw
Copy Boy
Hal Smith
Drunk
Art Stewart
Umpire
Ron Stokes
Partygoer
Desiree Sumarra
Trophy Girl
Robert Whaley
3rd Baseman
Rhoda Williams
Telephone Operator
Tom Wilson
First Nighter in Audience
Kelly Benson
Audience Member
Bess Flowers
Audience Member at 'Sisters Three'
Stuart Holmes
Bald Audience Member at 'Sisters Three'
Mike Lally
Audience Member at 'Sisters Three'
Jack Mower
Audience Member
Anita Samuels
Audience Member
Charles Sherlock
Audience Member
Elizabeth Thompson
Audience Member
Ralph Volkie
Audience Member
Mary Benoit
Minor Role
Nesdon Booth
Minor Role
Grace Lee Whitney
Minor Role