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This movie is interesting more as a historical piece than as a source of entertainment. This movie makes repeated references to the Nazis and Adolf Hitler. The story itself is trite and banal and Cary Grant's attempts at comedy fall flat. However, these drawbacks are negated by the presence of Ginger Rogers who is absolutely stunning, even in black and white. She is HOT. No way that that Cary Grant was going to upstage her; he definitely plays second-banana to Ms. Rogers. Trying to imagine how an audience may have received this movie when it was released in 1942, for twenty-five cents, which was how much it cost to go to a movie in those now practically ancient days, the audience certainly got their money's worth. After all, the world was at war, Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo were running amok, victory was uncertain, but when seated inside a nice, comfortable movie theater watching Cary Grant coming on to Ginger Rogers, it must have offered at least a welcomed respite from the anxiety associated with the war, which is what entertainment is all about. Today there are many beautiful actresses, and some of them can even act, but Ginger Rogers set the standard and she's still number one.
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