Warner Archive is at it again, this time they released the swinging 60s Jane Fonda classic, Sunday in New York. This is one of their on-demand DVDs, but unlike other recent releases this one looks cleaned up and seems to have been remastered.
Before she became a great star and a two-time Academy Award® winner,* Jane Fonda was a screen ingénue who sent a string of bubbly romantic comedies soaring, including this charmer from the prolific pen of Norman Krasna (Bachelor Mother, The Devil and Miss Jones). Fonda portrays a virginal miss blessed with long limbs and a knockout profile who runs off from her fiancé (Robert Culp) to the swingin’ pad of her brother (Cliff Robertson) and then into the arms of a guy she meets on the 5th Avenue bus (Rod Taylor) – all the while trying to decide if she’ll say “yes” before she says “I do.” Filmed on location, Sunday in New York is a fun, sophisticated romp set to a hip Peter Nero score that features Mel Torme singing the title tune.
I caught this movie on TV just a few years ago and thought Fonda was great in it. I can see why when the movie came out, Newsweek called her, “the loveliest and most gifted of all our new young actresses”. If your not fond of Fonda (remember those bumper stickers?) The movie is worth it just for the very cool soundtrack.
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