Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple. She is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest (and therefore unsuccessful) lawyer. Helen starts a new job, and when her employer is ... See full summary »
A relationship gradually develops between a savvy New York street girl and a good-hearted cab driver--who first meet when she stiffs him for the fare--but other matters keep getting in their way, including financial problems and a murder.
Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple. She is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest (and therefore unsuccessful) lawyer. Helen starts a new job, and when her employer is found dead, all the (circumstantial) evidence points at her. She is put on trial for murder, and her husband defends her. He thinks she is lying again when she says she didn't do it, and insists she plead that she did, but in self defense. Charlie, a shady, odd character who may or may not know something about what really happened, hangs around the courtroom and jail making rude comments and noises. After Helen is acquitted, he tries to blackmail them. Written by
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Eleanor Fisher (who played the 'Reporter') won her part in this film after being crowned 'Miss Typical America' in a nationwide competition. At the time of the announcement she appeared in a number of high profile advertisements for Maybelline cosmetics. It was her only film role. See more »
I got the call about 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from the homicide bureau. I found the defendant, I mean, er, the deceased, laying, er, lying face down on the floor, I mean the rug. So I examined the uh, rug, or, er, uh, the body, and found that death was caused by two bullets, fired into his range, I mean, two bullets fired at close range into his lead, er, head.
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Carole Lombard plays Helen Bartlett, an aspiring writer, who is married to Ken Bartlett (played by Fred McMurray who was her co-star in other films). Her husband Ken is an aspiring and struggling lawyer. Una Merkel plays her best friend, Daisy. Hattie McDaniel has a small part as Ella towards the end of the film. John Barrymore is Charles Jasper. Anyway, Helen decides to earn extra money as a secretary to wealthy Otto Kraler. Things don't go as planned when she realizes his true motives. Otto is discovered murdered in his home and Helen is the prime suspect. Despite the obvious misunderstandings, Lombard makes you believe in her character despite the craziness of it all. I found the story to be somewhat weak in some parts. I never thought a murder could be turned into comedic terms. Anyway if you love Lombard in her slapstick comedy, you'll love and appreciate her in this film.
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