With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But... See full summary »
Perky young Nanette attempts to save the marriage of her uncle and aunt by untangling Uncle Jimmy from several innocent but ensnaring flirtations. Attempting one such unentanglement, ... See full summary »
Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »
Norman Z. McLeod
Two professional people marry, but the wife insists that they be celibate for the first three months, just to see if they are truly compatible. The husband tries various tricks to lure his ... See full summary »
Joan Bennett (was "Mom' in Father of the Bride) plays Hilda, the daughter and Adolphe Menjou and John Hubbard are reporters in Housekeeper's Daughter. Everyone involved (except Mature) had made tons of movies by 1939, so the story moves right along. In Housekeeper's Daughter, Benny (George Stone, was in the "Boston Blackie" films )helps serve Hilda's guests, and there's a murder to be solved. The newspaper reporters go on a bender and get fact and fiction confused. The dashing Victor Mature (Samson & Delilah 1949) is one of the mobster's men who goes to visit Hilda, the housekeeper's daughter to see just how much she knows. Keep an eye out for the always funny character actor Donald Meek ("You Cant Take it with You" and "My Little Chickadee" ) as the newspaper editor Mr. Wilson. Reminded me a little bit of "His Girl Friday" which would come out a year later in 1940, but not nearly as clever as H.G.F. How could anyone compete with Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell? See also "Big Brown Eyes" from 1936, also Cary Grant, also a newspaper caper....
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