A New York City assistant librarian under her long time friend Miss Margaret Gordon, Allie Smith has always placed a guard around herself, as such leading a sheltered life. However, with the recent death of her mother with who she lived, Allie is beginning to feel a certain void in her life, not so much for the company of people, but to explore those things of the world about which she has only read. So when she agrees to be the fourth in a set-up double date, she eventually falls under the spell of her date, Charlie Riggs, who tells her of his world travel to exotic locales. He also talks about his current business deal to open up a movie studio. Allie eventually falls in love with Charlie, who asks her to marry him. It isn't until a specific incident on their honeymoon in Atlantic City that Allie learns that all Charlie's stories are just talk, he a shyster whose outlandish business schemes would only appeal to other shysters who are in turn trying to bilk him. She also learns that ... Written by
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The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 12 November 1929 and had 31 performances. See more
Oh, why don't you get wise to yourself. Good time Charlie. You've been foolin' nobody but yourself. What a sap to be runnin' around loose. Why don't you go home to that dumb cluck you married!
You'll keep my wife's name out of your dirty mouth!
Oh, she's nothin' but a -
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Played on the boat and sung by an offscreen chorus
Reprised by the chorus at the end See more