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Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn't belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. Looking for greener pastures, they work themselves into the family of wealthy Tod Fenwick, who falls for Sue, posing as "Linda Worthington". But John shows up as a guest of Fenwick and he tells "Linda", not knowing she was part of the scam, that he has a detective after the fake captain that sold him the boat. John admits that he is not a millionaire but only a $65-a-week clerk. He ... Written by
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Despite the familiar cast, this fails to be a good film. There is a beach scene where you see Gene Tierney sunbathing and Henry Fonda in the sea. They are look as though they are having fun, and because it's a real beach the scene looks authentic. However, there is no real story here nor are there any characters that we connect with. Laird Cregar looks larger than life in clothes that a few sizes too big for him. The problem is with the writing. It lacks sparkle, and the characters are one-dimensional. It's marketed as a movie but I don't know what it is. I would advise Fonda fans to stay away from this film as it comes nowhere near the quality of 'The Wrong Man'.
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