In late nineteenth century New York a Wall Street broker likes to think his house runs his way, but finds himself constantly bemused at how much of what happens is down to his wife. His children are also stretching their wings, discovering girls and making money out of patent medicine selling. When it comes to light he has never been baptized and everyone starts insisting he must do so, it all starts to get a bit too much. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Here for all!! All the happiness of the play that ran longer, the laughs that were louder than any known before!
Did You Know?
The premiere was on 14 August 1947 in Skowhegan, Maine, where the play had its initial performance eight years before. The stage play ran 3,224 performances, holding the record for the longest non-musical run on Broadway. The play was based on Clarence Day
's book. See more
Clarence Jr. says to his brother Whitney as he reads the paper that Buck Ewing of the New York Giants hit a home run. The team in 1883, the setting of the movie, was called the New York Gothams in that year, later the team's name was changed to the Giants. See more
That's funny. The words are the same, but it's the wrong tune.
Oh, it can't be the wrong tune. We sing it exactly that way in church.
We don't sing it that way in the Methodist Church. You see, we're Methodist.
Oh, that's too bad. Oh, I don't mean it's too bad that you're a Methodist. Anybody's got a right to be anything they want, but what I mean is, we're... *Episcopalians*.
Although 'William Powell' is listed first and Irene Dunne
is listed second in the viewed print on AMC, half of the actual prints listed Dunne first and Powell second. Not only did each version alternate daily in theaters, but so did the advertisements of the movie in newspapers. See more
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O Come, All Ye Faithful
(c. 1743) (uncredited)
Latin Lyrics & Music by John Francis Wade
English translation by Frederick Oakeley
Sung a cappella in English by Derek Scott
and Johnny Calkins See more