Romantic Poetry opens with a lovely ode to the beauty of poetry sung by a newly-married couple and their freshly-coupled younger counterparts. From this first impression, I thought I’d be in for a gushy romance but this assumption was quickly dispelled as the newlyweds Connie and Fred proceeded to demand a divorce.
Silliness quickly ensued. First, the hotel’s ‘honeymoon manager’ falls in love with the caterer who’s been stiffed by the bride’s father: they sing a fun duet while the quarrelling couple looks on in annoyance. Then, we find out that the recent wedding wasn’t exactly legal since the wife’s first two divorces never actually happened thanks to a morally-questionable lawyer who, did I mention, was her second husband.