Department store owner J.P. Merrick finds that several of his employees are unionizing to get more money and better working conditions. In order to find out who the organizers are, he gets a job at the store as a shoe salesman. Not realizing his true identity, he's befriended by Mary Jones and Joe O'Brien, the two ringleaders, and Elizabeth Ellis, a charming older woman with whom he develops a romance. Written by
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Did You Know?
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 7, 1943 with Charles Coburn
reprising his film role. See more
The photo in the newspaper shows the storefront and you can clearly see, in two places, the name of the store is Neeley's. Minutes later, on Detective Higgins's note from the store's personnel head has the store name as Neely's. See more
When they start recitin' the Constitution, watch out!
Jean Arthur's head is shown wearing a halo with a clouded sky behind her (Heaven-like), she then turns to her right and blows. The scene changes to one of Charles Coburn's head shown with a dark shadow and flames behind him (Hellish), he looks to his left and grimaces. See more
Referenced in Smallville: Zero
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Played aboard ship at the end and sung by the employees. See more