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caprice sudden unaccountable turn of mind XVII; work of art of lively or sportive character XVIII. — F. — It. capriccio orig. horror (the mod. sense being due to assoc. with capra goat), f. capo head (:- L. caput) + riccio hedgehog (:- L. ericeus URCHIN), lit. ‘head with the hair standing on end’.
So capricious XVI.

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ca·price / kəˈprēs/ • n. 1. a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior. 2. Mus. another term for capriccio.

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Caprice ★ 1967

Truly awful comedy, best left to Day fans only. The middle-aged actress is still playing wide-eyed and primly sunny, even as industrial spy Patricia Fowler. Pat is trying to get something on a rival cosmetics company, which leads her to mystery man Christopher White (Harris), her would-be rescuer and love interest. Actually, the only interesting thing is how Day's costumes are frequently coordinated to their settings. With mate Pressburrial like this, no wonder she retired from movies in 1968. 98m/C DVD . Doris Day, Richard Harris, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, Edward Mulhare, Lilia Skala, Michael J. Pollard, Irene Tsu; D: Frank Tashlin; W: Frank Tashlin; C: Leon Shamroy; M: Frank DeVol.

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