Cinema: Beneath the Rock

Marriage on the Rocks is the most recent effort to capture for posterity the fanny-pinching sophistication of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. In a coy casting switch, Sinatra plays a bored, busy advertising brain who has spent 19 years with his own wife (Deborah Kerr). "What a swinger he was in the old days," moons Deborah. Now he bedevils his teen-age daughter (played by Sinatra's own daughter Nancy) and deplores his rakish company vice president (Martin), an aging torn whose bachelor flat is strewn with molted bikinis.

Having first decided to get a divorce,...

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