Cinema: Plane Janes

Boeing Boeing, by contrast, plows leadenly into every error that Male Companion avoids. Its graceless lechery weighs down a comedy about three airline hostesses who share a Paris flat with Tony Curtis. As a prodigiously oversexed American newspaperman, Tony has obviously never met a deadline, but he does keep busy checking timetables, the better to enjoy, one by one, his "fiancées" from British United (Suzanna Leigh), Lufthansa (Christiane Schmidt-mer) and Air France (Dany Saval). "You don't need a housekeeper—you need a Univac," snaps Tony's maid-of-all-work, Thelma Ritter, who schlumps through the premises changing linens, juggling menus, and scornfully polishing off...

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