Cinema: Cross Talk

JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT

Directed by Sidney Lumet

Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen

The opening scene may not be original, but it certainly is promising. A very chic heroine (Ali MacGraw) follows a well-dressed man (Alan King) into Bergdorf Goodman and proceeds to slug him repeatedly with her purse. All hell breaks loose in the department store, and it seems that Director Sidney Lumet will transport his audience back to the glory days of Hollywood's glossy romantic comedies. Maybe MacGraw and King are no Lombard and Gable—or Day and Hudson—but at least they seem...