Gaily, Gaily
Gaily, Gaily (1969)

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
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TIME Magazine

The resultant movie, Gaily, Gaily, is a kind of Tom Jones in Chicago, a broad-shouldered knockabout farce that has no business being so comic -- but is hugely funny because of Director Norman Jewison.

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Film4

Regrettably, a silly script and some contrived comedy serve to highlight this as one of Jewison's weaker efforts.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A movie of great and exuberant charm, one that pays homage to the classic conventions of American farce by defining them with nostalgia and cinematic wit.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Based on Ben Hecht's colorful journalistic memories, this film is at first directed with care and style, then slowly erodes into mindless slapstick for a predictable Hollywood ending.

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Variety Staff
Variety

A lushly staged, handsomely produced, largely unfunny comedy.

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