It was with great sadness that I learnt of the passing of Italian actress Virna Lisi. She was a drop dead gorgeous women who starred in one of my favourite comedy movies. She was in the wonderfully funny film called: How to Murder Your Wife.
It has Jack Lemmon as the devoted bachelor who has it all. He is a newspaper comic script writer and artist and has a regular strip in a top selling newspaper. He has the most excellent bachelor pad and is living life as he pleases. He also has a gentleman's gentleman in the form of Terry Thomas. The devoted English butler who makes sure the master has everything at hand.
One morning the butler gets up early to prepare breakfast and all, but then discovers the master of the house has accidentally got married to a lady that came out of a giant cake the previous evening. The master was drunk and full of jolly frolics with his pals and while at the bash, he went out on a drunken limb and married this gorgeous lady that came out of a cake. Well... the gorgeous lady is Virna Lisi and quite a lot of blokes could make a mistake, even if sober.
Terry Thomas, as the trusted butler, helps Jack Lemmon, the cartoon strip artist, to formulate a plan and get rid of the unexpected wife, Virna Lisi. It is the morning after, and Jack Lemmon can see his grand days of bachelor freedom crumbling away. The consequences are an absolute scream because every time Jack Lemmon looks into his wife's face he becomes smitten again and can't bring himself to go through with things.
This movie is a must see. No special effects needed here. Just a fabulous story carried along by dynamic and wonderful actors with a smashing comical script.
|Virna Lisi comes out of the cake.|
|RIP Virna Lisi|