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Ferryman (scenes deleted)
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As her fifth wedding anniversary approaches, a woman realizes that she is fed up with always coming in second to her husband's advertising business. Just at the moment when she is trying to decide what to do, she meets a handsome attorney, and their innocent flirtation begins to turn into something a bit more serious. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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21 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Alondra del cielo  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 2, 1942 with Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland and Brian Aherne reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When Tony is hitting golf balls lined up on a mat (and nearly hits George while doing so), he starts with 6 and hits 4 of them. But when the camera cuts back to the balls, it shows 3 remaining. See more »

Quotes

Lil - Waitress at Hamburger Stand: [to co-worker who was making advances on her] But you ain't got no boat.
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Blow the Man Down
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Traditional
Performed by Brian Aherne
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***1/2
21 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Familiar theme yet played to the hilt by Claudette Colbert and Ray Milland in this totally enjoyable film.

Realizing that her husband's success in business is primary to him, Colbert runs off with an attorney played by an irascible Brian Aherne and he successfully is able to get her to divorce the Milland character.

The rest of the film is devoted to Milland trying to woo her back. The scenes in the subway and at the musical theater are both quite funny.

Binnie Barnes is terrific as the wife of Milland's boss; acting high society although her background is probably humble at best. She also has designs on Aherne.

The scenes where Milland has lied to his wife about quitting his job are funny; that's until Barnes shows up and in front of Colbert, she fires him which proves he had lied to Colbert.


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