Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook.
Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of... See full summary »
A super-efficient secretary at a department store falls for and marries her boss, but finds out that taking care of him at home (and especially his spoiled-brat daughter) is a lot different from taking care of him at work.
Gregory La Cava
A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and seemingly no way to prove her innocence.
While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and ... See full summary »
In a mansion in Caulfield, Illinois, Patrice Harkness and Bill Harkness are waiting for the police. Meanwhile, she recalls her life in San Francisco. The eight-month pregnant Helen Ferguson... See full summary »
A woman is relieved to learn she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story about a young girl braving terminal illness, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.
William A. Wellman
Ellen McNulty leaves her New Jersey hamburger stand and heads west to pay a surprise visit to her son and his new bride. When Ellen arrives, her daughter-in-law mistakes her for the maid she has hired for a big party they are throwing. Rather than cause any embarrassment, Ellen goes along with the charade, which leads to many complications. Written by
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This is joyful film-making, and what a cast! Thelma Ritter, always the best thing about the acclaimed ALL ABOUT EVE, is beyond delightful in her starring role. Gene Tierney, gowned by Oleg Cassini, at the peak of her beauty--and talented, too! These elements combined with a reliable supporting cast (including a perfectly snotty Miriam Hopkins), solid direction, and a great screenplay, make THE MATING SEASON a must-see (and, if possible, own)!
This is the kind of human comedy which can, and will, elevate or soften the mood of even the most ardent cynic. How can one resist the lovable Thelma Ritter in a role that must have been tailor made for her talents? Give this little-known gem a try.
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