Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 4, 1960

Strangers When We Meet (Bryna-Quine; Columbia) discusses adultery, but instead of probing to the heart of the matter, it settles for pure tripe. Its outlook is expressed in the observation: "Anyplace you've got a housewife, you've got a potential mistress. We're slobs in our pajamas—shaving at home—but next door we're heroes."

In the pajamas is Kirk Douglas, and the suburban woman more or less next door is Kim Novak. He meets her in a supermarket, and his love, at first sight, is framed against a pyramid of oranges. She is fresh and not too...

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