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Through the courtesy of Turner Classic Movies, this little gem of a Hollywood romantic comedy was, indeed, a breezy expedition into the mysteries of Ann Sothern. She positively sparkles in this seemingly predictable venue.
Perhaps my expectations were not so large to begin with, but I found this story to be both very charming and a little wacky, and that was my reward for the short time it took to enjoy. In fact, I found the production values to be first rate. The opening sequence with the famous song given a beautiful rendition reminded me of just how sentimental people in this country were, once upon a time. The story was established firmly and all in a rush. That was kind of cool. In fact, it was very cool.
I suppose that this was B movie Depression Era fare. It was probably made to "cheer up" people who had nothing to do in an afternoon -- because they were out of work -- and had at least twenty-five cents to spare. TCM provided it for free, and it was a more enjoyable hour and seven minutes than was the last "first run" movie I saw in a theater, and which cost TEN DOLLARS to see.
This film was clever, fun, funny and had great music. Seven Stars.
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