I’ve been meaning to watch this forever, but it’s hard to find and multiple people will tell you it’s pretty darn terrible. I’m here to add my vote — pretty darn terrible! Based on a novel written in the 1950s, it tells the story of Angel, a precious and precocious young woman who becomes a novelist, becomes super successful, falls in love, and goes kind of batty. Sounds okay, right? Except, the plot and script were So Totally Cheesy — it got to the point where I could predict the lines, and they were painful ones like, “Don’t go! slap hand to forehead” and “But I need you!” I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, and for it to turn into a farce, or in some other way acknowledge that it was Off the Deep End with cheese… but it never does. The costumes are fine, but whatever. Watch it for a good laugh, but be ready with cocktails so you can drink every time someone does or says something totally predictable and melodramatic.
The original novel is a satire of the sort of novel Angel writes. It’s supposed to be cheesy and over-the-top!