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24 January 1947 (USA) See more »
Jenny and Dale Williams have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Loretta Young ... Maggie Williams

David Niven ... Dale Williams

Eddie Albert ... Gil Cummins

Charles Ruggles ... Dale Williams, Sr.
Virginia Field ... Gloria

Rita Johnson ... Mabel Manning

Zasu Pitts ... Rosa
Nona Griffith ... Cookie Williams

Nana Bryant ... Corinne Williams

Jerome Cowan ... Addison Manning
Luella Gear ... Dolly Haggerty

Howard Freeman ... Peter Haggerty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Baldwin ... Horse Ring Attendant (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... (uncredited)
Carol Coombs ... Lola (uncredited)
Catherine Craig ... Julie Camberwell (uncredited)
Boyd Davis ... Doctor (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Secretary (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... (uncredited)

Frank Ferguson ... Gentleman (uncredited)
Joseph J. Greene ... (uncredited)
Lyle Latell ... Bulaski (uncredited)
John Maxwell ... (uncredited)

Howard M. Mitchell ... (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ... Waiter Captain (uncredited)
Albin Robeling ... Waiter (uncredited)
Nick Stewart ... (uncredited)
Libby Taylor ... (uncredited)
John Vosper ... Jack Camberwell (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Allen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Samson Raphaelson  play
Leonard Spigelgass 

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Original Music by
Friedrich Hollaender  (as Frederick Hollander)
Roy Webb (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chico Alonso .... assistant director
Sound Department
Harry Lindgren .... sound
Joel Moss .... sound
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Loyal Griggs .... process photography assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Charles Bradshaw .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Eugene Joseff .... jeweller (uncredited)

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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (PCA #11421, General Audience)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Imperfect Star Vehicle for Loretta, 14 January 2006
Author: HarlowMGM from United States

This featherweight romantic comedy pairs Loretta Young with her frequent leading man David Niven as a couple celebrating their 10th anniversary who realize underneath all the sugar talk they've grown indifferent to each other. Not helping things are their parents, who have always not quite approved of their child's choice of spouse. A spat leads to divorce proceedings and Loretta's old flame Eddie Albert suddenly emerges while longtime "friend" Virginia Field sees her chance now with Niven. There's nothing really funny going on despite Charlie Ruggles and ZaSu Pitts in the supporting cast in quite trivial roles. Loretta looks gorgeous of course, especially in some classic Edith Head fashions and the film casts her as a career woman but the movie while quite watchable is just not very interesting. Child actress Nina Griffith is pleasant as Young and Niven's daughter caught in the middle of their war; according to IMDb, this is her only film.

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