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Phil and Ellen Gayley have been divorced for a year, and their 8-year old daughter, Flip, is very unhappy that her parents are not together. Flip starts a correspondence with a marine, sending a picture of her beautiful mother as the author of Flip's flirtatious letters. When the marine shows up to meet his pen pal, Ellen takes the opportunity to make her ex-husband jealous. Written by
Schmaltzy comedy about a precocious little girl trying to reunite her divorced parents. The parents are played by Errol Flynn and Eleanor Parker. The little girl is Patti Brady. I have no problem with seeing Flynn in a change of pace role but he really doesn't get to shine in this. You could replace him with a dozen other actors and there would be no noticeable difference. Same with Parker but I always found her rather nondescript. Flynn does sing a little, which will be of interest to fans. Patti Brady is cute but got on my nerves pretty quickly. Lucille Watson is Parker's bitch of a mom. Forrest Tucker plays a marine the mom uses to make the dad jealous. He's probably the best part of the movie. Hattie McDaniel is the maid, Cozy. S.Z. Sakall is a restaurant owner named Luigi (yeah I know but it's explained). Everybody plays their part fine but it's just all so hokey. Pretty much every scene with the little girl is like swallowing a cup of sugar. The romance isn't particularly noteworthy and the comedy is bland. There are some tearjerker moments too. If you don't have a stomach ache by the end of this, consider yourself lucky. Flynn fans might want to see it for curiosity's sake. Everybody else will probably be bored.
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