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?
was to have made her big screen comeback in the role of Vinnie but eventually the role went to Irene Dunne
because of her box-office appeal. See more
When Vinnie is ill, Dr. Humphries goes out and brings back Dr. Somers. When they go upstairs, Dr. Somers is going up first, but in the next shot he is behind Dr. Humphries. 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 M*A*S*H: Life with Father
Love's Old Sweet Song (Just a Song at Twilight)
Music by J.L. Molloy
Lyrics by G. Clifton Bingham
Played on piano and sung by William Powell See more