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... See full summary »
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
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
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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