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#9 - Barefoot in the Park (1967).
Nice to see young Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in one of their earliest roles. They have great screen charisma unsurprisingly given their subsequent careers. The film is dated and wondered whether they were really suited as a screen couple but it was enjoyable enough - Neil Simon has written funnier material but with such great leads it stands up for a viewing. 3 / 5
Robert Redford in “Barefoot in the Park” (1963).
During “Barefoot in the Park,” Redford came to Nichols in a quandary: he was being upstaged by the showy Elizabeth Ashley. “I can’t bear it,” he told Nichols. “Every night when I kiss Ashley, she kicks her leg up behind her. I feel like I’ve been used. I’m embarassed.”
“Why don’t you do it, too?” Nichols suggested. Redford did as he was told and got a huge laugh; Ashley promptly stopped her upstaging.
(The New Yorker, 2000)