The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Apr. 25, 1955

Champagne Complex (by Leslie Stevens) concerns a young girl (Polly Bergen) who, after becoming engaged to a prim young tycoon (John Dall), constantly gets high on champagne and then begins peeling off her clothes. Her worried beau calls in his psychoanalyst bachelor uncle (Donald Cook). Treatments reveal that the girl wants the analyst himself as Cupid to her psyche. Since, in romantic comedies of the '50s, young girls may marry men in their 40s, all is well. Champagne Complex is that very tough undertaking—a play with but three characters and one situation. Despite amusing lines, funny moments,...

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