The sparkling screen play, by Nunally Johnson, is adapted from the novel by his daughter, Nora Johnson. It's the story of two 13 year old girls, delightfully played by Tippy Walker and Merri Spaeth, who have a crush on a seedy and untalented concert pianist, Henry Orient, hilariously portrayed by Peter Sellers. Set in a charming 1963 Manhattan, it's based on the fresh idealism and innocence of the young girls, and immediately brought back my own girlish exuberance of the time period.
There's also a masterful performance from Angela Lansbury, who's in her nasty-mother-Manchurian-Candidate mode. Funny, touching and utterly delightful, this jewel of a film is entirely underrated. Add it to your Netflix queue, pull on those woolly socks, my friends, and
take a trip down memory lane.