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
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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
In the first five minutes of the film an elaborate clock is seen chiming. The clock has an arm that moves with each ring of the chime. The arm stops moving, but the chiming continues for several more tolls. See more
I don't go to church to be preached at as though I were some lost sheep.
Clare, you don't seem to understand what the Church is for.
Vinnie, if there's one place the Church should leave alone, it's a man's soul!
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
Referenced in What's Up Doc?
Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow
Music by Joseph Tabrar See more