is a 1969 comedic film directed by Gene Saks
and starring Walter Matthau
, Ingrid Bergman
, and Goldie Hawn
, who won an Oscar
for her performance. The screenplay was adapted by I. A. L. Diamond
from a Broadway stage play
written by Abe Burrows
, which in turn was based upon the French play Fleur de cactus
. The film was the seventh highest grossing film of 1970.
The film was very loosely remade in 2011 as Just Go with It
, starring Adam Sandler
and Jennifer Aniston
The film begins with 21-year-old Toni Simmons trudging across the road at night to post a letter. Subsequently, she returns to her apartment and attempts to gas herself using a "second-hand" stove. Fortunately, her neighbor, Igor Sullivan, smells the gas and rescues her from imminent death using rescue breathing
, which evolves into a French kiss after Toni regains consciousness.
The movie then moves to the cause of the suicide attempt. Toni's lover Julian, a dentist and philanderer, had previously told Toni that he has a wife and three kids, in order to avoid commitment issues. However, upon learning of the suicide attempt, he decides to rethink his bachelor status and to marry Toni, resulting in him needing a wife to divorce.
In order to resolve his dilemma, Julian decides to ask Miss Stephanie Dickinson, his spinsterish Swedish nurse of ten years, to pose as his wife. At first unwilling, she ultimately accepts the role, since she has secretly developed a crush on Julian. However, upon... Read More