DirectorDon Weis Initial release1963 ScreenplayJack Sher CountryUnited States
WriterIra Levin (play), Jack Sher CastBob Hope (Parker Ballantine), Lucille Ball (Angela Ballantine), Marilyn Maxwell (Ivy London), Rip Torn (Dion Kapakos), Jessie Royce Landis (Charlotte Orr aka Charlie), John Dehner (S.P. Champlain) Similar moviesGood Will Hunting, The Five-Year Engagement, Arsenic and Old Lace, Drag Me to Hell, Solaris, Batman Forever
TaglineEverybody's 'choice' for a great big wonderful time!
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Critic's Choice is a 1963 film comedy directed by Don Weis. Based on the 1960 Broadway play of the same name by Ira Levin, the movie starred Bob Hope and Lucille Ball and included Rip Torn, Marilyn Maxwell, Jim Backus, Marie Windsor and Jerome Cowan in the cast.
This was the last of four films that Hope and Ball made together.
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Parker Ballantine (Bob Hope) is a theatrical critic, busily praising or disparaging the shows of Broadway. His wife Angela (Lucille Ball) is feeling useless and restless, so she writes a play about her mother and sisters.
Angela doesn't believe Parker should review her work, since he will look prejudiced if he does so favorably and it will hurt her feelings if he knocks it. Parker has read it and isn't impressed. A major producer, however, decides to back it.
Handsome Dion Kapakos (Rip Torn) directs the play and tries to strike up a romantic interest in the playwright. Angela continues to resist, but she's getting more fed up with Parker's negativity by the hour.
Before the play's first out-of-town tryout in Boston, the conflicted Parker goes to see his ex-wife, Ivy (Marilyn Maxwell), and gets a little tipsy. He decides to go to the opening, then writes a negative review. The trouble gets worse when he gets home.
Bob Hope as Parker Ballantine
Lucille Ball as Angela Ballantine
Marilyn Maxwell as Ivy London
Rip Torn as Dion Kapakos
Jessie Royce Landis as Charlotte Orr aka Charlie
John Dehner as S.P. Champlain
Jim Backus as Dr. William Von Hagedorn
Ricky Kelman as John Ballantine
Dorothy Green as Mrs. Margaret Champlain
Marie Windsor as Sally Orr
Joseph Gallison as Philip 'Phil' Yardley (as Evan McCord)