Letitia "Tish" Carberry, an eccentric New England spinster, lives with her nephew, Charlie Sands, and her two cronies, Aggie Pilkington and Lizzie Wilkins, live in a near-by boarding house.... See full summary »

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Aggie Pilkington (as ZaSu Pitts)
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Lizzie Wilkins
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Cora Edwards Bowzer
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Charles 'Charlie' Sands - Tish's Nephew
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Theodore 'Ted' Bowser
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Letitia "Tish" Carberry, an eccentric New England spinster, lives with her nephew, Charlie Sands, and her two cronies, Aggie Pilkington and Lizzie Wilkins, live in a near-by boarding house. Cora Edwards also lives at the boarding house and is in love with Charlie, who, however, loves Katherine "Kit" Bowser, the daughter of Judge Horace Bowser. Tish and her cronies promote a romance between Cora and Charlie, but Cora decides it is Theodore "Ted" Bowser she loves and they are secretly married before Ted leaves for a training school in Toronto, learning to ferry planes to England. Charlie and Katherine also elope secretly. Cora, anxious to join Ted, borrows money from the church organ fund and leaves, telling no one where she is going. Tish takes the blame for the shortage. Cora raises the money to repay Tish and goes to the post office, while Ted is on a flight. Before she mails it, she opens a letter she received from the Canadian government announcing Ted's loss at sea. She faints, is... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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Passed | See all certifications »
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28 April 1943 (Mexico)  »

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La alegre solterona  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Spring Byington was listed as a cast member in a pre-production item, but she also was not seen in the movie. See more »

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Aggie Pilkington: That butler...
Lizzie Wilkins: Some people you have to know well to dislike. Others you can hate on very short acquaintance.
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Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Played on an accordion by George Humbert
Reprised on harmonica by Lee Bowman
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Great character actors and gorgeous gals.
24 February 2003 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, it's a little silly. But where else do you get to see three of the finest character actresses in one picture? Main, Pitts, and McMahon are all delightful if ill-served by the very uneven script. In addition, there is the adorable Susan Peters, who at 21 displays a mature talent. And of course, the always funny Guy Kibbee adds his particular brand of stodginess to the mix. It was just a bit after the Pearl Harbor attack, so a bit of overly patriotic war-cheerleading is understandable and excusable. What is not excusable is the maudlin twist in the otherwise comic (and often slapstick) hijinks. Still, all in all a picture worth watching if you like great character actors or gorgeous gals like Miss Peters and Miss Gray.


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