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Tuesday Weld, Roddy McDowall, Max Showalter, Lola Albright, Martin West and Ruth Gordon / Lord Love A Duck 1966

It must have been a blast to make this movie. The set pieces in the clips below get a kind of absurdist Off Broadway theater treatment (George Axelrod, the writer/director, had already written a couple of hit Broadway shows by then). The movie is a creature of its era, satirical and buoyant, with both the limitations and freewheeling spirit that was characteristic of the times. The performances are yummy, and the production has an exhilarating on-a-shoestring feeling that only seems to sharpen the antics.