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... See full summary »
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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Gene Tierney and Henry Fonda star in this film about a family that tries to scam rich young men out of their money. When sister and brother team, Spring Byington and Laird Cregar, lose their young partner in crime, they meet Gene Tierney, who was working in a department store and get her involved. The next victim - Henry Fonda. To begin with, this film starts out a little too cheery for me. I like upbeat films, but this has a bad case of the cutes. I get the impression they were trying too hard to be funny and only wind up coming across as hapless and without a clue. A good picture doesn't let you question the hows and whys of a movie's unbelievable coincidences and plots. But it feels contrived and is ultimately ineffective, despite the stars trying their best to rise above the formulaic material. Obviously trying to capitalize on the success of The Lady Eve, this film is no comparison and basically is a misfire, despite likable actors.
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