Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love ... See full summary »
Poor Mary Smith can't go night-clubbing or have any other fun because any hint of scandal could damage her father's political career. She decides to rebel and convinces her two maids to let her go along with them on a blind date with some rodeo performers. She tells her date, Stretch, that she's a parlor maid and that she left home because her father beat her. The two fall in love and elope. Now Mary has a double dilemma: continuing her charade with Stretch and keeping her marriage a secret from her father. Written by
The original writer, Leo McCarey, declined Samuel Goldwyn's offer to direct. William Wyler then began as director of the film, but walked off the set after an argument with Goldwyn about the extensive retakes Goldwyn demanded. Goldwyn suspended Wyler, who did not return as director on the film. However, he and Goldwyn eventually settled their differences, and Wyler directed Goldwyn's next film, Wuthering Heights (1939). H.C. Potter was brought in to replace Wyler, but production and script problems resulted in the film going way over schedule, and Potter had to leave before the film was finished due to his commitment to direct The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939). Editor Stuart Heisler was brought in to finish directing the film. See more »
During the initial blind date between the girls and the rodeo cowboys, they take a walk along the beach. Upon entering the gate to the house, the sound of a ukulele being played is heard, but Buzz (the ukulele player) is holding the ukulele in one hand, not playing it. See more »
Cleverly written and entertaining, even in a more modern context
This is a very cleverly written romantic comedy and it is well directed and performed. It is now very old but the ideas, language and style seem to have dated surprisingly little. The only scene that drags for a modern audience is the one in the Montana frame house. The rest is sharp and very entertaining.
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