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W.S. Van Dyke
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The work of a progressive female psychiatrist and her colleague at a mental hospital is threatened by the arrival of a conservative new supervisor, who disapproves of both her methods and the fact that she is a woman in a "man's field."
Gregory La Cava
Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.
Cecil B. DeMille
Sandhog Jim Ryan is suspended from his job helping to dig a tunnel beneath a river because of an incident while being photographed for a story by Katherine Grant. Feeling responsible, Katherine hires Ryan to assist her during his suspension. She is elegant and sophisticated, while he is outspoken and down-to-earth. This combination leads to conflicts, and ultimately romance. Written by
Delightful breezy comedy with Colbert in top form.
Another of Claudette Colbert's snappy, breezy comedies full of wisecracks and bon mots. She is in top form and supported by a top cast (June Havoc, Richard Haydn, Ilka Chase). The premise is slight - she is a fashion magazine photographer and Fred MacMurray is a sandhog building a new underground transportation tunnel. Opposites attract and they bicker their way towards love. The Art Direction was deservedly Oscar nommed - the elaborate recreation of an underground tunnel under construction - but the witty, sophisticated Screenplay deserved a nod as well. This is in the line of Colbert's other small gems (GUEST WIFE, SKYLARK)and she is always a delight to watch. Highly recommended.
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