Monthly Archives: March 2006

Lent: Part 22

Desk Set (1957) – The last of the great old-people romantic comedies. Either Katharine Hepburn was very good at playing drunk, or she was very bad at showing up to work sober.

I can definitely see this show being done on the stage, and would actually quite enjoy it. Specifically, however, I keep picturing it done on the high school stage. While it may make for a fine high school show, it would still be a high school cast trying to deliver the classic Hepburn-Tracy banter.

Lent: Part 18

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975) – Either Gene Wilder is a comic genius with a unique and misunderstood artistic vision, or he’s just a bad writer/director, and his work on Young Frankenstein was merely a fluke.

And as is often the case, Madeline “Young, Sexy, Talented and Hilarious” Kahn was the only good thing about this movie