Underrated, one-of-a-kind musical about a horny sheet-music salesman in Chicago and his escapades during the Depression. Extraordinary musical sequences have stars lip-synching to great effect. Martin is only somewhat acceptable as the hapless salesman, but Peters and Harper deliver powerful performances as the women whose lives he ruins. Walken brings down the house in a stunning song-and-dance sequence. Adapted by Dennis Potter from his British TV series.
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Available on VHS
Running time 107 minutes.
Golden Globes 1982: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Peters); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1981: Cinematog.
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