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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 one has the distinct virtue of allowing Thelma Ritter more than a few brief scenes and, as her fans will tell you, she's the best reason for seeing this well-scripted, smoothly directed comedy of manners.
The beautiful Gene Tierney and handsome John Lund make a convincingly in-love married couple, though this role probably sealed John's fate as a "stuffed shirt" in the roles he later accepted. Miriam Hopkins is devastatingly effective as a wretchedly spoiled woman and Larry Keating is just fine as a feet-on-the-ground boss.
If you can catch this one, its dated elements shouldn't detract from a very enjoyable viewing experience.
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