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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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Paramount Pictures production numbers 1288 and 1893 (for West Coast and New York offices). See more »

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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 »

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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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Forgotten Gem of a Sophisticated Marital Comedy

This is one of those marvelous films that get lost every once in a while. Adapted from the hit Broadway play, it breezily and sophisticatedly takes on a wife whose husband is so workaholic as to ignore her on their fifth anniversary and a romantic gigolo who is more than happy to win her away from him. Colbert and Aherne are in top form as the wife and boyfriend. The script is acerbic, witty, urbane and wise. It is marvelous sophisticated fun and a delightful adult romp. Although only receiving a minor Oscar nom for Sound (nothing special), it was ignored in deserving categories (Screenplay, Art Direction, Score). Seek this one out - well worth it.


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