Sunday, 16 November 2008

When the hourglass ruled

The Opposite Sex (1956)

The Opposite Sex was the first remake of The Women. And, a musical remake at that. While not too dissimilar from the original it is approached from a sufficiently different perspective to make it interesting and fresh.

Kay Hilliard (played by June Allyson), a former nightclub singer, finds out her Broadway producer husband of ten years, Steve, has been having an affair with chorus girl Crystal (played by Joan Collins). Idealistic to the bitter end, she goes to Reno for a divorce. After that, Steve marries Crystal, but Crystal isn't true. When Kay hears about this, she starts fighting to win her ex-husband back.

Now playing: Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
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Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Yikes. There are "men" in this one!

HOBAC said...

Not to worry, they aren't too distracting.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

They're always named Crystal, aren't they? Even when they're not.

Paul Pincus said...

i love joan collins. the slap across the face was real, no?! : )

Lauren Cerand said...

That clip MADE MY DAY-- thank you! J'adore your blog. Warmly, LC.