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 »
GREAT SONGS; This is one of those wonderful, lousy films that's fun to watch
I've always wanted to see this movie, because it contains two extremely obscure and fabulous songs, "Don't Mention Love To Me" and "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind", written for this film by Oscar Lavant and Dorothy Fields. There's a 1935 Brunswick 78 by Kay Thompson of these two rare tunes, and they're just about as good as any songs of the depression era.
I finally got a VHS of this rather rare movie, and I was floored by how wonderfully mediocre it is. It moves at a fast pace and the acting is just fine. The screenplay is more than a bit silly.
If I have a vote, I would get Warner Bros to include this in a Ginger Rogers DVD collection.
It's absolutely a worthwhile film to watch and own.
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