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Caprice

Top flight ’60s hairspray-based spying mish-mash, with Doris Day (in a variety of ‘swinging’ outfits and outsize round sunglasses – check) involved in cosmetics-based intrigue and drug-smuggling, with a blue eye shadow wearing Richard ‘Camelot’ Harris, a cross-dressing Ray ‘My Favourite Martian’ Walston and debonair cosmetics chief Edward ‘Knight Rider’ Mulhare, all whipped up into a knowingly deranged Mod frenzy by ex-Warner Brothers cartoon director Frank ‘Hare Remover’ Tashlin. For OTT set design and jet-set glamour (Spy-vs.-Spy ski slope shootouts, private jet interiors, that infamous chain-suspended double bed, the Eiffel Tower – check), misplaced critical derision and star disownment, multi-plot, confusion and arbitrary, wild shifts of tone, only Casino Royale beats it, we’re saying. Enjoy.

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  1. lump516

    May 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Great bit with Michael J. Pollard as a hippie who takes Diabolical Liberties with Doris’ knee in a cinema. No doubt he went on to knife a pensioner and desecrate a church at some later date . . .

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