Magazine editor Margot Merrick pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues. Unfortunately, things don't go to plan when Jeff Thompson, a potential suitor, ... See full summary »
Magazine editor Margot Merrick pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues. Unfortunately, things don't go to plan when Jeff Thompson, a potential suitor, uncovers the deception and decides to show up at Margot's family home posing as her husband! Written by
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The director of the Production Code Administation (PCA) had MGM delete several gags that suggested Margot was pregnant, since, he said, illegitimacy could not be the basis for a comedy. See more »
When Jeff Thompson appears he is holding some neck ties in his left hand as he is talking to a member of the ship's crew. When he turns around in the next shot he is seen placing an oil painting down with several others. The neck ties disappeared and in their place a painting materialized. See more »
I don't usually bother to make a "user review" to movies because others do it so much better than me. However, I saw that there were only two reviews here, and no substantial external reviews and that the film got a (high) 6.8 vote. Therefore, I felt it was my civic duty to warn the viewing public.
I am a big fan of Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas. I saw the 3 out of 4 star rating in my TV listing. The plot seemed liked a delightful screwball comedy -- Myrna Loy is a powerful head of a magazine who pretends to be married for business and social reasons. I was all geared up to enjoy the movie. It started out OK, as do most movies, but it turned out to be so wordy, boring, action-less, painful and lengthy, that I deserve an award for seeing it to the end. (That a black actor --the train porter who studied law via a correspondence course-- had an important, decent role at the end in this 1940 movie was quite commendable.)
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