Based on Mary McCarthy’s best-selling novel of the same title, this film traces the lives of a group of women friends through the beginning of World War II.
It was really little more than a high-class soap opera, but a lot of fun to watch thanks to the lively and skilful cast. Joan Hackett turned in a particularly fine performance as Dottie, the prim and not-too-proper Bostonian girl.
At the very least, the film introduced moviegoers to a whole bevvy of charming actresses, many of them subsequently to earn full Hollywood stardom.
Dottie Renfrew Latham
Priss Hartshorn Crockett
Polly Andrews Ridgeley
Kay Strong Peterson
Pokey Prothero Beauchamp
Dr James Ridgeley