Some of England's favorite actors, including Edmund Gwenn, Robert Donat, and Wendy Barrie, head the cast in this Depression-era comedy written by Arthur Wimperis, who was one of his nation's finest screenwriters for the best part of two decades. The rapid-fire dialogue could be a fatal test for performers but, thankfully, Donat and Barrie display wondrous chemistry with the scenario as well as with each other, and are nicely backed by a talented group, markedly Clifford Heatherley and Lawrence Grossmith. The plot is pleasantly complicated, involving a quixotic business venture, found money, the travails of the formerly wealthy during a financial downturn and, of course, love. Ordering of the film's quickly shifting events is capably managed by director Zoltan Korda.
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