A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee a down on his luck reporter hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth, to stop a high-society woman from suing for libel.
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
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 19, 1949 with William Powell reprising his film role. See more »
When Isobel is trying to hide Steve in her room after he escapes from her husband's shower, a large shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the curtains in front of the large windows out to the patio. See more »
The silk ones are happy; they are free. The felt ones are dead.
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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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