Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 14, 1960

Surprise Package (Columbia) is stuffed with expensive ingredients: Yul Brynner MItzi Gaynor, Noel Coward in front of the camera Director Stanley (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) Donen behind it plus a script by Harry (Reclining Figure} Kurnitz based on a novel (A Gift from the Boys} by Columnist Art Buchwald. But as far as entertainment is concerned, Package contains only what is known in show business as a bomb Director Donen clearly intended to tell a shaggy-dog story the way John Huston did in his hilarious Beat the Devil but unfortunately, Donen's...

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