"I like the film more every time I see it and it’s a great credit to Barbra because she knew she was too young. She’s a smart cookie.
She knew she was 27 years old playing a 60 year old woman and she devised a way to do it that works today, that’s lasted. She used that kind of pseudo Mae West, you know, whatever she devised. She’s just so clever. And my God, she sang the hell out of it.” - Jerry Herman