THE TUNNEL OF LOVE (1958) B/W widescreen 99m dir: Gene Kelly

w/Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Gig Young, Gia Scala, Elisabeth Fraser, Elizabeth Wilson

From Variety's contemporary review of the film: "The Broadway hit on which this is based has been transferred virtually intact to the screen.

"Richard Widmark is a would-be cartoonist for a New Yorker-type magazine, whose gags are good but whose drawings are not. He and his wife (Doris Day) want a child and cannot catch. They live in a remodeled barn (naturally) adjacent to the home of their best friends (Gig Young and Elisabeth Fraser) whom they envy in many ways. Young is an editor of the magazine Widmark aspires to crack, and is a parent. Young adds to his and Fraser's brood as regularly as the seasons, Widmark and Day are planning to adopt a baby. ...

"Day and Widmark make a fine comedy team, working as smoothly as if they had been trading gags for years. They are abetted by Young, one of the greatest flycatchers in operation, and Scala, who displays a nice and unexpected gift for comedy.

"This is the first time Gene Kelly has operated entirely behind the camera, and he emerges as an inventive and capable comedy director."