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The AFI Catalog lists (with character names) Cy Kendall (Arnold), Bert Roach (Bert Crouch) and Joe Yule (Mr. Alberts) in the cast, but they were not seen in the movie. The Motion Picture Guide (by Nash and Ross, Cinebooks, Inc., Chicago 1985) also lists Henry O'Neill as a cast member, but he was not seen in the film either. See more »
Wholesome Entertainment In The 1940 MGM Manner --- Yuck!
If you ever hankered for the endless sanctimonious pablum which fills the Andy Hardy films, but preferred that the all-American wit and wisdom to be delivered by an all-wise Frank Morgan (aka the Wizard) rather than an all-wise Judge Hardy, this is your movie. The subject matter -- newlyweds, a "streamlined redhead" who hankers after the hero, jealousy and misunderstandings, and a near business catastrophe -- could make for a pretty good movie, or even a pretty fun trash wallow. But we're in Lake Woebegone territory here -- where nobody except a very minor character is ever really bad, young people are prone to harmless mistakes and all the children are annoyingly above average (if a touch too obsessed about ice cream).
One note -- Frank Morgan shows a different side of his acting skill and is quite good. But other his other pictures of this period -- The Last Virginian, Wild Man of Borneo, show this off as well, and are just as perfectly wholesome, but far less icky about it.
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