A few days ago I watched this film and was impressed by director Richard Quine’s handling of some sensitive scenes involving human relationships particularly when spouses cross legitimate limits. I liked Kirk Douglas who played the role of an architect who loves his wife but strays when he sets eyes on his beautiful neighbor played by Kim Novak.
Kirk’s wife too was brilliant and the way she handles the advances of a lecherous neighbor played by yet another great actor Walter Matthau was just superb. The end shows a tearful Kim walking away from the man and a clandestine relationship that could have torn both their families apart.
There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.
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