Douglass Montgomery makes this film a delight- with his considerable charm
and his Errol Flynn-like physical charisma. The plot is silly but there
some good lines and it moves quickly.
Montgomery plays William Addington Drake IV, heir to a fortune, but an
irresponsible playboy. To escape the press and some impolitic remarks
giving away his fortune (while under the influence) he goes incognito as a
hired hand in a day care center. Here he manages to fall in love with the
proprietress, Carole Martin (charmingly played by Jean Parker), and while
working for a living for the first time, does an about face on his
and idle existence.
There is a subtle message aimed against the monied classes (which works in
this context, being post-depression). It doesn't get too much in the way
though and this turns out to be a deft and delightful romantic film,
although the title has little to do with the plot.
Particularly good is teenager, Edith Fellows, as Martin's male-hating
charge, who tries to nip the budding romance, so that she won't lose her
teacher's affection. The rest of the cast is quite professional and the
ensemble acting is all carried off quite well.
Worth a viewing.
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