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William A. Seiter
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom. Written by
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Dull, plodding romantic comedy of mismatched couple
This is truly one of the dullest romances you'll ever see and what a waste of talent. Look at the cast. Boyer plays a playwright who falls for a doctor. She also has a very modern outlook on marriage - separate apartments and he can have affairs if he wants. The only ironic twist in this is that the man really wants fidelity and the old-fashioned virtues so desperately tries to make his wife jealous, although she doesn't seem to catch on. In the right directorial hands (a Lubitsch, say or a Cukor) this would have been food for frothy fun, but here as directed without inspiration, wit or even humor by William Seiter, it comes across as pretty mediocre. Its Oscar-nominated Sound is routine and nothing special - another instance of studio submission in this category during the war years when anyone could place any film up for a nom in the sonic categories whether it deserved it or not. Unless you're a fan of Boyer or Sullavan, don't bother. Reginald Denny has a one scene walk on as a former flame of Sullavan and perks up the dreary state of affairs for about five minutes.
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