Cinema: New York, New York

Love with the Proper Stranger. This romantic comedy-drama succeeds in spite of itself, for it is brimful of enough warmth and hip humor to mask a decidedly rancid plot. The girl Angie (Natalie Wood) is a clerk at Macy's. The boy Rocky (Steve McQueen) is a part-time musician temporarily bunking with a nightclub stripper, Edie Adams. One day at Rocky's union hiring hall, Angie appears and tells him: "I'm gonna have a baby." He blinks at her, then: "Congratulations." He can't remember the girl's name, and has to strain to recall their brief affair at a resort in the mountains. He...

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