The famous surrealist play on a family that doesnít lose a daughter but gains a son.
Roger Greenspun in his review never sounded more like Bosley Crowther. Time Out waxed homiletic.
The very skillful long takes and the very useful editing are part of a general sense of the cinema that, in Feifferís screenplay, makes the filming perfect.
The background characters include Lou Jacobiís windbag judge, Donald Sutherlandís hippie minister (with a tinge of David Steinberg), and Arkinís detective brimming with the case (the wedding night is a shot in the dark, he tries an experiment with a glass of milk).