A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

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Paula Winthrop
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Barbara 'Boo' Brinker
Tom Tully ...
Mr. Whitman Brinker
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Jeanne Brinker
Jerome Cowan ...
Carleton Towne
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James Burke ...
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Raymond Roe ...
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Mrs. Nellie Brinker
Ray Montgomery ...
Jim Mitchell
George O'Hanlon ...
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Foreign correspondent Carey Jackson is offered a job on Home Life, a "women's" magazine; he accepts when he finds the editor is his old flame Linda Gilman. Verbal pyrotechnics fly between Carey and Linda as they go to Indiana to cover the Brinker family's "typical American wedding." But triangles lurk beneath the surface of the impending nuptials. Can Carey rescue a story (and his job) out of the wreckage? Can all the sundered hearts be re-united? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The Brinker living room set was used for the final wedding scene between Doris Day and Errol Flynn in the 1949 film, "It's a great feeling." See more »

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When Robert Montgomery's drunken character goes from the kitchen to the front room, his sport coat goes from unbuttoned to buttoned. See more »

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Linda Gilman: And, you have to forget I'm a woman.
Carey Jackson: I will try: Linda Gilman is not a woman, Linda Gilman is not a woman... Have a cigar.
Linda Gilman: Thanks... I'll smoke it after breakfast.
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Bridal Chorus
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from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
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Weak script swamps strong cast

Fitfully amusing for the cast, especially the supporting characters, but the dated material is done in by a weak script. The Davis-Montgomery relationship is core of the film. The chemistry shows promise at the outset, but has really evaporated by the film's end. Davis is watchable, although her performance is variable; Montgomery gets more annoying as things progress and is particularly done in by the strained plotline. Here is an actor who has more mannerisms than Bette Davis (and they don't serve the picture as well). The ending probably annoyed audiences even back in 1948--it certainly doesn't play well in 2003! One wonders what went through Bette Davis's mind during the final scene, considering that this movie was made at time when she was having her famous contract feuds with the Warner Brothers. Was Jack Warner getting back at her?


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