In prohibition-era Manhattan, shopkeeper Mary Brown loses Aubrey, her childhood sweetheart, when he marries a rich woman. Reporter Steve "Rollo" Porter has lost -his- childhood sweetheart, Elaine, who has also married another. Mary and Steve become friends, and make a marriage of convenience, based on a shared sense of whimsical humor as well as their mutual losses. When their old loves re-enter their lives a few years later, Mary and Steve must decide what is really important to them. Written by
Did You Know?
The automobile Steve and Mary "steal" is a 1930 or '31 American Austin Model A, built in Butler, Pennsylvania, costing $445.00 ($7,000 in 2015), and had an engine that produced all of 15 horsepower, but it weighed only 1,130 pounds and got 40 mpg with a top speed of 50 mph. See more
The Sidewalks of New York
Music by Charles Lawlor
and James W. Blake
Played offscreen on piano in a speakeasy See more