“Here, in this bachelor flat on Pacific, Professor can relax and get away from all those amorous college girls.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
… heartthrob Richard Beymer (a year after his leading role in West Side Story):
… and 18-year-old Tuesday Weld:
Tashlin does indeed keep the film moving quickly, and shows evidence of his skill at directing broad slapstick, but the storyline itself falls completely flat: Terry-Thomas’s “irresistible” appeal to women of all ages never once rings true (not even as a gag), and Weld’s rash decision to pawn herself off as a juvenile delinquent (rather than revealing that Terry-Thomas’s absentee fiancee is her mother) feels equally forced. If you enjoy this type of mindless, colorful piffle, certainly feel free to seek it out; otherwise, film fanatics should feel no obligation at all to watch it.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments: