Jealous of best friend Kit, a critically acclaimed but financially unsuccessful author and playwright, Millie writes a novel, the first in a string of bestselling trashy novels. After eight years of neglect and taking a backseat to Millie's fame, her husband Preston leaves her. Another decade passes and Kit announces her intention of marrying the decade-younger Rudd. Millie thinks Preston wishes to reconcile, only to discover he is engaged. He also admits that he was in love with Kit, who had turned down his many advances. Feeling Kit to blame for the failure of her marriage, Millie flies into a rage and confronts Kit. Later, learning of Rudd's affection for Millie's daughter Diedre, Kit graciously steps aside to bless their union. In the end, Millie and Kit make up, sharing a champagne toast for each one's old acquaintance. Written by
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The Broadway play opened on December 23, 1940 at the Morosco Theatre and closed 17 May 1941 after 170 performances. The opening night cast included Jane Cowl
as Kit, Peggy Wood
as Millie and Kent Smith
as Rudd Kendall. Warner Bros. purchased the rights to the play for $75,000. See more
When Kit enters house after Millie runs up stairs near beginning of film, backdrop of house across the street changes from shot to shot. See more
Cheer up, there's always what's left of the ice.
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Waltz No. 15 in A flat major, Op. 39
Music by Johannes Brahms
Performed on piano twice by Miriam Hopkins See more