Promise Her Anything

  • 1966
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Beatty attempted comedy in the manner of Cary Grant in this film, but lacked Grant's versatility for slapstick routines. Caron plays a widow residing in Greenwich Village with an 18-month-old baby. She works for child psychologist Cummings, who actually hates kids. Looking for a new mate, she has her eye on Cummings, hiding the fact that she has a young...read more

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Beatty attempted comedy in the manner of Cary Grant in this film, but lacked Grant's versatility for slapstick routines. Caron plays a widow residing in Greenwich Village with an 18-month-old baby. She works for child psychologist Cummings, who actually hates kids. Looking for a new mate,

she has her eye on Cummings, hiding the fact that she has a young child. Beatty is her upstairs neighbor, a would-be filmmaker who makes his living by producing mail-order burlesque pictures. He adores Caron, but she has her mind made up for Cummings. Beatty is willing to babysit the infant and

keep him out of the way of Cummings, but when he decides to use the child in one of his pornographic films, Caron loses her patience. A slapstick ending has the baby crawling onto a crane and setting it in motion, with Beatty risking his life to save the child. This forces Caron to reconsider

Beatty's worth as a possible husband. Caron and Beatty are totally out of place in this type of comedy, but director Hiller, by concentrating on the baby and the actors better suited to the situation, managed to mold a well-paced effort. The editing relies on gimmicks that do not always pan out,

and, though the setting is Greenwich Village, there is no feel for that locale.

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