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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Cast overview:
George Corday
Jonathan Crandall Sr
Diana Crandall
Gilbert Parker
Charles Dingle ...
Morton Buchanan


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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Release Date:

22 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

...E o Amor Voltou  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The elevator operator was played by Carl Switzer, best known as Alfalfa of The Little Rascals "Our Gang" fame. See more »


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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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »


Étude Op. 10, No. 3, in E major
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer
17 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fun teaming of Dunne and Boyer in a nice little comedy with good performances by all.

Dunne plays a widow who is mayor of a small Vermont town. She goes off to New York City to interview a sculptor (Boyer) for a town project but gets involved in a nightclub raid after she is mistaken for the stripper. Back in Vermont Dunne tries to forget Boyer but he shows up and moves into her garage to sculpt.

Dunne is goaded into "life" again by her father-in-law (Charles Coburn) and dramatic teen step-daughter (Mona Freeman). This get funny when Freeman thinks Boyer has proposed to her. To get even Dunne traps gawky teen (Jerome Courtland) into proposing to her. The four spar back and forth with Coburn get more and more confused until things finally straighten out.

Good support from Elizabeth Patterson, Charles Dingle, Janis Carter, Adele Jergens, Carl Switzer, Nora Cecil, Nina Mae McKinney, and Hobart Cavanaugh. Shelley Winters has a bit part.

Dunne and Boyer had great chemistry and three made films together.

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