Low-rent [i]All About Eve[/i], but it's not really fair to compare it to one of the greatest films ever made - especially since it came out in the same year. [i]Closer[/i] also came to mind. Fontaine is quite good, as is Robert Ryan, but the real star of the show is Mel Ferrer - he steals every scene. Which is surprising, since I've never known him to have scene-stealing capabilities. Quite a solid film.