An out-of-work husband (Norman Foster) resents his wife (Loretta Young) being the breadwinner in the family.

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Lola Davis Hayes
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Ken Hayes
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Peter Acton
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An out-of-work husband (Norman Foster) resents his wife (Loretta Young) being the breadwinner in the family.

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18 June 1932 (USA)  »

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Weekend Lives  »

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Trivia

Harry Holman is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "The Judge," but he did not appear in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Lola calls to tell Ken she won't be home for dinner. He leaves the apartment, throwing his apron out in the hallway. When Lola comes home, she finds the apron on the living room floor, and the light in the kitchen turned off, but Ken apparently didn't come home again before she did, and couldn't have done either. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: Haven't you brought enough unhappiness to your husband without jeopardizing his life?
Lola Davis: I...?!?
Doctor: Let me give you a little advice. One way or another, a man will find a woman to look out for him not only when he's sick but when he's well. That's something you so-called "modern girls" never seem to count on. You talk about freedom, because you think it's something men have and cherish. But they don't. They hate it. They get along best when they're *not* free. It's human nature, that's all. They need...
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References Blessed Event (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Whistle and Blow Your Blues Away
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Carmen Lombardo
Played as dance music prior to Lola and Peter's arrival at the surprise party
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Many Ironic Notes
28 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The much mentioned pre-code date of this film seems not to matter in the essential message, only in incidentals. It basically represented the follies of a working wife in extreme examples. It's also ironic for Ms. Young since biographies, both authorized and other, reveal her to have been one of the most career-driven, image crafting women in the industry -- literally an absentee wife and mother. She reaped benefits in the area of her investment - film - and reprisals from where she didn't - her family. The husband and sons literally moved out and distanced themselves from her and the daughter literally wrenched herself away from her. As for her acting, that was not her problem, as she put all her eggs in that basket and was very respected in the industry on that score. She limited herself only by shunning what to her were immoral themes and venues as she went along, due to her espoused faith.

Regardless, the film was one of the more interesting ones of the era with some very good performances. Aline McM was always a cool number, no matter what she did, along with others like Eve Arden, Thelma Ritter -- they just had an unbeatable persona. All in all, this is no sillier in premise than any other Hollywood vehicle of its type and better in other ways than a lot.


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