Treading the Boards #48

Julie Harris (Josefa Lantenay), William Shatner (Paul Sevigne) and Walter Matthau (Benjamin Beaurevers) star in A Shot in the Dark (a.k.a. L'Idiote) at Broadway's Booth Theatre in 1961.


mister muleboy said...

I not only wish I'd seen the play, I wish I could commend the photographer to his or her face. The photo makes me wonder what's going on, and that's Walter Matthau!

Great find!

swac said...

I couldn't tell you exactly what's going on, but it looks like Matthau is playing the buffoonish policeman that was later retrofitted by Blake Edwards and, of all people, William Peter Blatty to be Inspector Clouseau for the Peter Sellers version. Possibly it's the scene where he exclaims that "she killed him in a rit of fealous jage!"

Peter Nellhaus said...

I've never thought of Julie Harris as being sexy until I saw this photo.