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In WWII Pat Jamieson is a scientist working, with Government support, on a high-altitude oxygen mask for fighter pilots. But he has nowhere to conduct his research in secret until he meets Jamie Rowan, a woman with an unused house with a scientist's basement. Jamie has no hopes of marrying for love (and neither does Pat) but Jamie wants to help the war effort and she likes this quirky scientist and his dog, so to satisfy the proprieties they agree on a business arrangement: a marriage of convenience and partnership. They happily work on oxygen mixes instead of honeymooning. But as the footing of their relationship begins warm up, Jamie is courted by another man and the old flame that broke Pat's heart is back in his life. It will take a sleepwalking ruse, dodging in and out of doors, and a working oxygen mask to get them together again. Written by
This film received its initial television showings in Philadelphia Friday 9 November 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6) and in New York City Saturday 22 June 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); on the West Coast, its first telecast in San Francisco took place 6 May 1958 on Channel 7 (KGO) (Channel 7); in Los Angeles there is no record of it being shown until 1 March 1959 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »
While Jamie is wearing the breathing apparatus, she sneezes and reaches for a tissue. As she ties to blow her nose, she realizes she can't and her reflection in the chamber window doesn't match her actual hand movements. See more »
You never want love in your life again and I never want it in mine. But our reasons are as different as the sun is from the moon. You don't want it because you've had all the worst of it. I don't want it because I've had all the best.
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Excellent Tracy-Hepburn vehicle...but Lucille Ball's best film performance
This is an excellent vehicle for Tracy-Hepburn, not their best but darn close to it. Cleverly made comedy.
The whole cast is just fine, but I think this is Lucille Ball's all-time best feature film performance. She didn't have much opportunity for high-brow sophisticated parts, and as Kitty, the real estate agent and love interest for Keynan Wynn, Ball is just wonderful. What a shame she didn't get parts like this very often.
Direction and set design is typical of MGM's best of the 1940's.
Nifty film.....now if Warner Home Video would get around to releasing it on DVD, I'd be a happy camper.
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