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A prim and proper widow who has succeeded him as mayor of a provincial Vermont town hires a worldly New York sculptor for her husband's statue.

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Anne Crandall is the mayor of a small town in Vermont. Her deceased husband had been the mayor for years and when he died, she was left to carry on and to raise his daughter from his first marriage. She lives with the daughter, her father-in-law and a housekeeper. In the town square, there was a statue of her late husband and every year since his death, they have an anniversary celebration there. This year during a thunderstorm, the statue is hit by lightning and the head falls off. The daughter insists that a new statue be erected instead of patching the old one. Mayor Crandall is sent to New York to interview the prospective sculptor, George Corday. While there, she gets involved in a nightclub raid and goes to jail after she is mistaken for the club's stripper. Back at home, she tries to keep the scandal quiet and to forget Corday but he shows up and moves into her garage to work on the statue. Corday playfully uses the scandal to blackmail her into accepting his advances. Ann ... Written by ms_sunshine

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22 December 1944 (USA)  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 16, 1949 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role. See more »

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Anne Crandall: [Defending her life] It's comfortable
Jonathan Crandall Sr: You're too young to be comfortable.
Anne Crandall: I have, you, you miserable old reprobate!
Jonathan Crandall Sr: I can think of a couple of things you haven't got.
Anne Crandall: What?
Jonathan Crandall Sr: Well, tou're a widow!
Anne Crandall: Yes?
Jonathan Crandall Sr: And, uh, don't be so darn difficult.
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Étude Op. 10, No. 3, in E major
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Boring side of average
7 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Anne (Irene Dunne) lives with her father Jonathan (Charles Coburn) and her step-daughter Diana (Mona Freeman). She commissions a sculptor George (Charles Boyer) to work on a statue of her late husband. He moves into her garage to complete the work and romance is in the air. But for who.....?

The film is a comedy/romance that is never funny. Charles Coburn provides most of the funny moments but there are far more irritating sequences, namely, whenever Mona Freeman or her boyfriend Gilbert (Jerome Courtland) are on screen. She needs a clout round the head and he plays a simpleton who annoyingly repeats "Goodnight" as his cool talk. This couple are a complete mis-match - she is intelligent and lively while he is slow and moronic - however, they are both very irritating so there is a common trait there. Irene Dunne pulls a few funny expressions but it's not enough to make this film good. It's just boring.........and Charles Boyer looks like a pudding.


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