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Eduardo De Filippo
Peterson Price Porterhouse III (Eddie Bracken)) and Nancy Crane (Priscilla Lane), both flat broke, meet on a Florida beach and decide to "go for the big money," under the premise that perception will turn into reality. They crash into several big houses, pretending they are in the market for an estate, and are soon, although still penniless, living in the best hotel in town, throwing lavish parties and mingling with the upper crust. This is too good to last, but may have anyway if true love hadn't reared its ugly head. Written by
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As the film opens, we see Priscilla Lane and Eddie Bracken as two down-on- their luck people who find themselves coincidentally lying only feet apart on the beach, because they had nowhere to spend the night and together they try to pool their resources to better their situation. As a big Priscilla Lane fan and enjoying her so much in films like "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "The Roaring Twenties" and films she made with Ronnie and Jane (film buffs know who I'm talking about,) I thought I'd like to see as much of her as I could find on TCM and I found "Fun on a Week-end." But right off the bat I could tell the situations were forced, the dialogue awkward and the whole film very inferior to her Grade A films. Even her sunny disposition and sweetness doesn't help this very strained and unfunny film. Everything was so overblown and everyone was so annoying, especially Allen Jenkins at the beginning of the film. This scatterbrained film was all over the place and is truly not one of Ms. Lane's best. She would leave Hollywood only after one more film, and this film may be one of the reasons why.
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