Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the next-door neglectful husband Henri with a beautiful but ignored wife Marcelle. Henri traces architectural anomalies (most ghost sounds are drains), and plans a night at the Hotel Paradiso; but this hotel is the assignation spot of Marcelle and Boniface. One wife, two husbands, a nephew, and the perky Boniface maid, all at this 'by the hour' hotel, and consummation of the affair is, to say the least, severely compromised (not the least by a police raid). All of this under Feydeau's eye, and his play is the 'success fou' of the next season.
March 1, 1966
Alec Guinness, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peggy Mount, Ann Beach, Douglas Byng, Derek Fowlds, David Battley, Peter Glenville, Akim Tamiroff, Eddra Gale, Robertson Hare, Leonard Rossiter, Darío Moreno, Marie Bell