Some things never grow old.
Transporting the spirit of ’30s films like Bringing Up Baby into the freewheeling ’70s, director Peter Bogdanovich scored a hit with this comedic romp through the streets of San Francisco.
Ryan O’Neal takes on the perpetually-befuddled role handled so nimbly in the past by Cary Grant, and acquits himself nicely, while Barbra Streisand is an eyebrow-arching force of nature.
The one-liners zing, the pratfalls are well-timed, the supporting cast is rich with scene stealers such as Madeline Kahn, and the result is a fizzy delight.
Come for the tribute, stay for the non-stop laughs.