After seeing Monkey Business last week, Netflix recommended Forever Female with Ginger Rogers as a successful actress smitten with a younger playwright, played my William Holden. Anxious to write professionally and give up his job at the fruit market, Holden agrees to altar his play so that Rogers can play the lead. In the original the lead is a 19 year old woman, but Holden gets convinced that the pay will work better with a 29 year old, the oldest age Rogers’ character’s willing to admit to.
To complicate matters, there’s a young 19 year old starlet who changes her name ever week and half it seems who’s convinced she should play the lead and Holden was made for her.
It’s a fun film, light and witty. Not a must see, but enjoyable.
- Monkey Business (mbbsmkmedia.wordpress.com)
- Monkey Business – Howard Hawks (mrmovietimes.com)
- Just looking at Ginger (onceuponascreen.wordpress.com)