Four's a Crowd Reviews
The story is basically Errol Flynn as a public relations man and all his conniving & how the effects the romance of the other three.
Mostly fun & light & little bit vague in parts but ultimately it's a linear Rom Com that lacks the impact of the like of Philadelphia Story.
Bob Lansford is a charismatic fellow that used to run a newspaper. He is asked by a young lady to help her save the paper. Bob initially says no but when he discovers the young lady that asked him is the granddaughter of a man he despises, he decides to play along. A complicated love triangle forms between him, the granddaughter, his best friend, and his best friend's fiancée.
"If I wanted brains I'd go out and hire some."
"You ought to."
Michael Curtiz, director of White Christmas, The Vagabond King, Casablanca, Mildred Pierce, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and Captain Blood, delivers Four's a Crowd. The storyline for this picture is fun to watch unravel but nothing spectacular overall. The script is well written and the cast delivers solid performances and includes Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Rosalind Russell, Patric Knowles, and Walter Connolly.
"Do you want me to get a bullet in my head?"
"I'd like nothing better."
I have always enjoyed watching Errol Flynn movies and came across this picture while flicking through the channels. I decided to give it a shot and found it fairly entertaining. This isn't the greatest film in the world but Flynn displayed perfect charisma and I loved how the characters played off each other. I do recommend giving this film a shot.
"You people don't want a marriage you want a divorce."