Cinema: Pros at Play

A LITTLE ROMANCE Directed by George Roy Hill Screenplay by Allan Burns

One of the few consistent joys of '70s moviegoing has been Laurence Olivier's game, witty performances in otherwise terrible films. Even junk like The Betsy and The Boys from Brazil became memorable in his hands: Who could forget his parody of a Midwestern accent in the former or his rapturous cigarette smoking in the latter? Olivier is such a sly devil that he could make his Oscar acceptance speech, a riotous stream of sheer poppycock, sound as though it were a Shakespearean soliloquy....

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