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?
Before filming began, the cast was taken to Perc Westmore
's salon on a Sunday morning to have their hair dyed red. When it was time to rinse the dye, the beauticians discovered that the water had been turned off for the entire block because the street was being repaired. Because dyes were so strong then, leaving them on could have caused the cast to lose their hair. Luckily, someone suggested diluting the dye with cold cream. See more
When Mr. Day is carrying his wife up the stairs after she faints, the way her head stiffly shakes, it is obvious that he is actually carrying a mannequin and not a person. See more
What's that doing in here?
That's our new rubber plant.
The place for rubber plants is on the equator. Take that object out, Catherine. You're not Catherine.
Good. Never liked Catherine, anyway.
The opening credits are superimposed on scenes of old New York, viewed as if through an old-fashioned stereopticon. See more
Referenced in Critic's Choice
Ye Servants of God
(hymn tune "Hanover") (1708) (uncredited)
Music attributed to William Croft
Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Played on violin by Clarence Jr. and piano by Mary Skinner See more