In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome Rodney Crane. Although the two have little in common and Rodney disagrees with Louise's views on the woman's role in society, they marry and have four children. Their personality differences eventually lead to a divorce. Louise eventually finds happiness with her second husband, eccentric Harold Pierson. Written by
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The movie is based on housewife Louise Randall Pierson
's best-selling autobiographical book by the same title, and then screenplay, based on her family's life. The character Frank Pierson
refers to her real-life son who enlisted to fight in World War II, and later went on to become a famous film/TV writer and director. See more
The young children toss a fuzzy duckling into the air and happily "watch" it as it supposedly flies up in the air. But ducklings have no feathers and cannot fly. See more
Louise Randall Pierson
Every time I get my ship on an even keel, something goes bang!
Music by Richard Wagner
Played briefly at the beginning of the gangway-for-the-millennium montage See more