The switchboard operator in an apartment building falls in love with a businessman who lives in the building, whom she has gotten to know only over the phone. When she discovers that the ...
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In his dedicated pursuit of technology that will aid pilots to safely "fly blind" during adverse conditions, aerial innovator Ken Gordon is literally blinded in an accident, but this setback doesn't deter him from his goal.
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The switchboard operator in an apartment building falls in love with a businessman who lives in the building, whom she has gotten to know only over the phone. When she discovers that the man's current girlfriend is actually part of a scheme to swindle him out of some mineral rights he owns, she devises a plot to save him and expose the con artists. Written by
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It's earliest documented telecast took place in Omaha Monday 16 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7); despite the presence of a youthful Cary Grant, sponsor resistance to its age and the pre-code aspects of its story resulted in its only rarely being taken out of the vault in other locations; the next visible exception was in San Francisco where it aired Sunday 24 April 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5). It was released on DVD 19 April 2016 as one of 18 [Paramount] films in Universal's Cary Grant - The Vault Collection, and again as a single 6 September 2016 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »
This Cary Grant film is not among his better known pictures...and after
seeing it, I understand why. The film is amazingly shallow and
light-weight...and quite forgettable.
When the film begins, you learn two things about Julian (Grant)--
despite looking wealthy, he is about to go belly up AND he is an idiot.
Why an idiot? Because he meets a lady and knows nothing about her but
instantly he declares that he's in love. Later, to get her attention he
pretends to shoot himself...and at this point, I was really wishing
he'd do it for real!! The film was contrived and repeatedly Julian was
just an idiot...and needed a switchboard operator to save him again and
again. A very poor script make this a film mostly of interest to huge
Grant fans...but no one else. A big misfire.
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