Love triumphs over cynicism in Burt Bacharach’s Promises, Promises

Love triumphs over cynicism in Burt Bacharach’s Promises, Promises – review

Based on the Oscar-winning 1960 Billy Wilder comedy The Apartment, about an insurance-firm accountant who lets his bosses use his New York flat for extra-marital nooky, it takes us back to an age when men were men (lecherous, and only superficially chivalrous) and women were, more often than not, secretaries, only assertive up to a subservient point.

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