Cinema: When the Mouse Is Away . . .

In the Cool of the Day. The women are all cats in this picture-possibly because the men are all mice. Peter Finch meekly lives with a wife he loathes: he's afraid she'll kill herself if he walks out. Arthur Hill meekly marries a girl who cannot give him sex: she's got lung trouble and shouldn't risk the excitement. The cats make cruel sport of their victims. Angela Lansbury, Finch's wife, viciously insinuates that he is not the father of her son. Jane Fonda, Hill's wife, goes prowling around Manhattan in search of "life"-which in her case may mean death.

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