During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel ... See full summary »
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured. Written by
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Jane (Paulette Goddard) accompanies Mr Stevens (Fred MacMurray) on a business trip to win a contract, posing as his secretary. However, she doesn't know the first thing about being a secretary. There is a severe accommodation shortage and she finds them a place to stay working as a butler and a cook while Mr Stevens tries to win his contract. There are several misunderstandings before the conclusion at a dinner party.
The cast are funny - watch Goddard take dictation or MacMurray ask for the day off while posing as a butler - and the film carries the viewer through various farcical and comedic scenarios. Roland Young can be annoying as Ira Cromwell while Anne Revere makes an amusing and very dominating Major Cromwell. It's an amusing film - light and fun.
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