Critic's Choice (1963)

100 mins | Comedy | 1963

Director:

Don Weis

Writer:

Jack Sher

Producer:

Frank P. Rosenberg

Cinematographer:

Charles Lang Jr.

Editor:

William Ziegler

Production Designer:

Edward Carrere

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures
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LITERARY
Based on the play Critic's Choice by Ira Levin (New York, 14 Dec 1960).
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Premiere Information:
San Francisco opening: 3 April 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures
Copyright Date:
13 April 1963
Copyright Number:
LP29443
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Panavision
Duration(in mins):
100
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Broadway drama critic Parker Ballantine is horrified when his wife, Angela, announces that she wants to write a play about her mother and her four zany sisters. Although Parker calls the completed script a disaster, Angela manages to find both a producer and director. While the play is in Boston for tryouts, the nervous Angela begs Parker to disqualify himself as a critic. After quarreling with Angela over director Dion's attentions to her, Parker gets drunk with his ex-wife Ivy, and staggers into the theater. The reviews are all unfavorable, and Parker's is the most vitriolic. The wounded Angela threatens to leave with Dion, but Parker affects a reconciliation by apologizing for his behavior--but not his review--and persuading his wife that he still loves ... +


Broadway drama critic Parker Ballantine is horrified when his wife, Angela, announces that she wants to write a play about her mother and her four zany sisters. Although Parker calls the completed script a disaster, Angela manages to find both a producer and director. While the play is in Boston for tryouts, the nervous Angela begs Parker to disqualify himself as a critic. After quarreling with Angela over director Dion's attentions to her, Parker gets drunk with his ex-wife Ivy, and staggers into the theater. The reviews are all unfavorable, and Parker's is the most vitriolic. The wounded Angela threatens to leave with Dion, but Parker affects a reconciliation by apologizing for his behavior--but not his review--and persuading his wife that he still loves her. +

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