Sandra and Pete elope but their marriage is invalid since she's not yet divorced. Sandra is, however, pregnant by Pete. Pete marries his former fiancée Maggie, then flies to South America where his plane crashes. Maggie pays Sandra to let her adopt Pete's baby. Pete returns "from the dead". Sandra and Maggie contend for Pete and the baby. Written by
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sometimes there's a terrible penalty for telling the truth.
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When Pete returns from seeing his lawyer, early in the film, he finds Sandra's agent in the living room listening to her latest recording. This is an excerpt from the first movement of the Piano Concerto No 4 in D minor by Anton Rubinstein, a great rarity and certainly not recorded by anyone else in 1941. It was possibly chosen by Max Steiner because it was no longer in copyright, but whatever the reason, it was a most unusual and sophisticated choice. See more
At 49:16, Maggie's left hand goes from face to couch. See more
Vioet! Lunch! Ham, honey, cake, and coffee!
Go out back and get that honey-glazed, peanut-fed, sweet Virginia ham.
Maggie Patterson Van Allen
You 'ain't gonna feed that man is you?
Jefferson, I'd feed the devil 'hiself if he done polished up the smile on Miss Maggie's face like that!
Referenced in The Maltese Falcon
The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Music by Gaston Lyle
Played during the home movie scene See more