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was out of touch,still is....
This was a 1941 sophisticated comedy that starred Rosalind Russell,Don Ameche,Van Heflin & Kay Francis.It also featured some well known character actors such as Henry Danielle,Donald Meeks,Gordon Jones,Grant Mitchell,amoung others.It also bragged a writing team of George Oppenhiermer,Ed Hartman & Ogden Nash.As directed by W.S.Van Dyke,the first part of the film was fast & breezy,with Ameche's imitation of Hitler a major highlight.Do college football players get good grades?Later generations may still ask?A few later jokes were also good,but not good enough to perk up a weak script.This story should have stayed in college? A well crafted start of a smokey nightclub scene that included the major players found Kay(aging,but still great looking in her late 30s)wearing jewels around her neck like no one else is not given enough & a subsequent (uncredited) female singing "Jealousy',setting the mood for the whole story line is cut-or edited out?A later 'dream' sequence should have been cut.Even later,Ameche & Van Heflin chase each other around a tree,something they were not good at,or very funny at.Larry,Moe & Curly should have been hired for this!Even Kay Francis,who had perhaps been an (earlier) influence on Rosalind Russell,cannot save this flick.The "Femine Touch' may also find (later) generations somewhat biased from a script penned by males,that still found a woman (Rosalind Russell) 1st billed, and another (Kay Francis) 3rd billed.Or so what?Or it's STILL sleep inducing by the middle of the picture?
Fun & Witty
What else do you get with Rosalind Russell? She is quick on her toes like Catherine Hepburn but so much more fun to watch. I enjoyed this easy simple comedy about marriage and jealousy and found it too humorous. The cast was perfect with Don Ameche, Kay Francis, Van Heflin and Donald Meek. Too bad it's not available on DVD.
Francis and Heflin steal the show!
Although a bit hammy at times Van Heflin and Kay Francis scenes together are really funny. Enjoyable
A DELIGHTFUL MOVIE WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCES!
I FOUND THIS MOVIE TO BE AN ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL MOVIE! THERE WERE NOT TOO MANY FUNNY MOMENTS, BUT THERE WERE ENOUGH FUNNY MOMENTS TO MAKE IT A VERY ENJOYABLE MOVIE! THE BEST PART WAS THE EXCELLENT ACTING BY THE FOUR LEADING PLAYERS-ROSALIND RUSSELL, DON AMECHE, VAN HEFLIN, AND KAY FRANCIS, BUT EVEN MINOR ROLES BY HENRY DANIELL, SIDNEY BLACKMER, GRANT MITCHELL, DONALD MEEK, AND GORDON JONES WERE PLAYED EXCELLENTLY! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE!
You must see "The Feminine Touch"
This movie is a must-see if you like romantic comedies! The writing, especially the dialogue is clever and funny, understandably, since one of the writers is Ogden Nash. The Feminine Touch moves at the fast pace of the best romantic comedies and the performances are terrific. Don Ameche and Rosalind Russell have a marvelous chemistry, Kay Francis is clever and sophisticated, and a young Van Heflin shows a flair for comedy. Donald Meek is hilarious as captain Makepeace Liveright, as usual, making a wonderful character out of a small part. Anyone I have shown this movie to has laughed as much as I have, and my husband and I watch it whenever we want to see a movie that makes you laugh out loud, but is witty and has a real story. The problem of jealousy that is the heart of the story is never really resolved, so the viewer must make up his or her own mind. (A good excuse to see the movie more than once.)