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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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Claudette wants to spread and fly
7 April 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Skylark finds Claudette Colbert feeling like she's just running second fiddle to her husband Ray Milland's advertising business. So at another party where she's simply to function as the decoration on his arm, Claudette becomes susceptible to lawyer Brian Aherne who turns on the charm and makes her feel important. This woman is a Skylark and needs to spread her wings so he tells Milland.

In no time at all Aherne has moved right in as Claudette divorces Milland. After that Milland is busy planning his campaign to win her back.

Skylark probably needed a Mitchell Leisen or an Ernst Lubitsch to have been a real classic. Still all three of leads acquit themselves well. Aherne has a part that was normally reserved for David Niven, all charm and smiles. There's also a nice turn by Binnie Barnes as the hard hearted wife of Milland's boss Grant Mitchell who has her own claim on Aherne and his vocabulary. Her confrontation scene with Colbert is priceless.

As is Colbert trying to take to a life at the sea when tries whip up enthusiasm for Aherne's passion for sailing. Her scenes on Aherne's boat are priceless.

A good comedy of the era, a bit shy of greatness however.


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