Renowned stage actors Basil Underwood and Joyce Arden are partners on and off the stage. An occupational hazard for Basil is that women often fall in love with what they see of him on the stage, he who sometimes indulges that adoration. Basil and Joyce's personal life is passionate and tempestuous characterized by constant fighting and making up, which is often continued on-stage under their breaths. After their latest fight and reconciliation, they decide to get married... for the twelfth time. They are determined to make it to the altar this time. But Basil feels he needs to wipe clean the slate first by doing a favor for a stranger, Henry Grant, whose fiancée has fallen in love with him. With his latest script in hand, Basil vows to make Henry's fiancée fall out of love with him by playing the cad. He finds that it may be more difficult than he first imagined when he finds out that the woman in question is Marcia West, the young woman who professed her love to him earlier in the ... Written by
Listen, You...it's LOVE I'm after! - ...and it's love you're going to get -- in the neck!
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Did You Know?
The script was originally written to star 'Ina Clair' or Gertrude Lawrence
in the Joyce Arden role. But neither was a big enough box-office draw, so the part went to Davis. See more
After Basil ties (off camera) his ascot before breakfast, the tie's spots are showing. Immediately after, same scene, the tie has stripes. Then, in the third scene immediately following, the tie again shows spots. See more
Aunt Ella, when Basil Underwood feels like a kipper, I'm sure he doesn't feel like an egg - even an aristocratic one.
References Romeo and Juliet