Steve and Susan Ireland are about to celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary by re-enacting their first date. When Susan's meddling mother interrupts and injures herself. Steve is left to take care of her and when he meets an old flame in the elevator--Susan's mother takes the opportunity to break-up their marriage. She convinces Susan that Steve is cheating on her-Susan files for divorce. Steve has one solution to save his marriage...Pretend he is insane. Written by
One should never pass up the opportunity to catch either William Powell or Myrna Loy, especially when working together. I found this rarely seen screwball comedy to be of interest and containing a good quotient of comedic punch, but it did tend to run on a bit toward the end, especially in Powell/Ireland's drag business. The film could have used a more merciless hand in the cutting room. None the less, it's well worth watching, especially for the contributions of Florence Bates, Jack Carson, Sig Ruman ("Concentration Camp Earhart" of 'To Be or Not to Be') and Donald MacBride.
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