Four actors play four successive generations of a family whose business grows from manufacturing buttons to a conglomerate of international proportions in the U.S. their perfume will be called Belle Nuit; but in Paris, Enchanted Evening. The Broadway cast included Richard Backus, Anne Jackson, Eli Wallach and Hume Cronyn, Miss Jackson performed as either mother or grandmother, as called for; and Cronyn and Wallach alternated as fathers and grandfathers; with Backus playing all the roles of youth. There are some excellent cameos, such as the puritanical mother reading the Bible to her son without realizing the sexual innuendoes; or the 90 year old patriarch who is agreeable to trying an experiment in sexology but is afraid of a heart attack.
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