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Release Date:
18 April 1941 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Joan Blondell ... Joan Keating Chambers

Dick Powell ... Fred Chambers

Charles Ruggles ... Milo Everett
Lee Bowman ... Ralph Benson
Lucile Watson ... J.J. Benson
Ruth Donnelly ... Mrs. Milo Everett

Billy Gilbert ... Dominic

John Qualen ... The Janitor
Lorraine Krueger ... Jitterbug
Glen Turnbull ... Jitterbug
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Kathryn Adams ... Salesgirl (uncredited)
Gloria Blondell ... Gloria (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Policeman (uncredited)

Frankie Burke ... Messenger Boy (uncredited)
Mary Carr ... Servant (uncredited)
Virginia Carroll ... Salesgirl (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Joe (uncredited)
Irene Coleman ... Miss Smith (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Player (uncredited)
Ray Cooke ... Mailman (uncredited)
Frank Dawson ... Butler (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Waiter (uncredited)
Alan Edwards ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Billy Engle ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Frank Faylen ... Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Gwynne ... Prestidigitator (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Patrolman (uncredited)
Mary Kelley ... Miss Kendall (uncredited)
Cathy Lewis ... Salesgirl (uncredited)
Vera Lewis ... Mrs. Leahy (uncredited)
Ferdinand Munier ... Mr. Howard (uncredited)
Sunnie O'Dea ... Fired Salesgirl (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Perry (uncredited)
Tom Seidel ... Stage Door Johnnie (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Player (uncredited)
Grace Stafford ... Miss Manahan (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ... Customer (uncredited)
Dick Wessel ... Laundry Man (uncredited)
Mervin Williams ... Player (uncredited)
Dale Winter ... Anna (uncredited)
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Directed by
Leigh Jason 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Grant Garett 
Horace Jackson 
Charles Kaufman 

Produced by
Leigh Jason .... producer
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine 
Film Editing by
Arthur Hilton 
Costume Design by
Vera West 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Hans J. Salter .... musical director (as H.J. Salter)
Ralph Freed .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Regina Crewe .... publicist (uncredited)
Henry C. Rogers .... publicist (uncredited)
Jaik Rosenstein .... unit publicity writer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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78 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 19, 1941 with Joan Blondell and Dick Powell reprising their film roles.See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
laboured comedy, 29 January 2008
Author: malcolmgsw from london

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This a laboured comedy which has one of those plot devices beloved of writers in the 30s and 40s.Blondell and Powell are working in the same store and married to each other,but this is against company policy.Store boss decides to give her son a job ousting Powell.Son starts to romance Blondell even to the extent of drunkenly sleeping the night at her apartment whilst Powell makes himself scarce and leaves by the fire escape in the morning>the rest is predictable,implausible and unfunny.Difficukt to believe that Powell had just done "Christmas In July" with Sturgess.No wonder he was desperate to break out of this sort of part when he tool over the part of Marlowe in 1944 transforming his career.Otherwise he would have probably ended up in some TV domestic sit com instead of directing big budget films at RKO and Fox in the 50s.

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