Noted psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Sylvester has Hollywood star Carol Corliss as a patient. The beautiful blonde has developed such a phobia toward the large crowds of her adoring fans that she goes around disguised as a buck-toothed, horn-rimmed, homely brunette or wears a veil over her face to mask her identity. The doctor prescribes a vacation to a mountain lake cabin as part of her cure and asks young outdoorsman Emory Muir to accompany her and act as therapist. Muir is not impressed by celebrity, especially hers, and seems more interested in sport fishing and photography. Even when Carol metamorphosizes from her ugly duckling persona back to Hollywood princess, he remains unimpressed. To complicate matters, Carol's frequent movie co-star, ham actor Jay Holmes, has arrived on the scene to profess his love to her. Written by
Most critics agree that it is in this film that Ginger Rogers achieved solo movie stardom. Her studio, RKO, tried to insure this by not releasing any publicity stills of her with her buck-toothed, bespectacled, brunette persona. See more »
Wan nuttiness is only for Ginger Rogers-addicts...
Ginger Rogers plays a popular movie actress (so famous, in fact, that her face is on the cover of every single magazine at the newsstand) who seeks solace and anonymity with a businessman in the mountains while disguised as a wallflower. Rogers, who is convincing incognito on and off for the first twenty minutes, doesn't have much to work with here, although she does get to do a cute tap dance/cooking sequence. Otherwise, this star-vehicle is mighty thin, and co-stars George Brent and Grant Mitchell are both lackluster. Not a bad beginning, but by the midway point it has lost all inspiration.
** from ****
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