Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married ...
See full summary »
A wealthy woman, trying to discourage a former boyfriend from pursuing her, hires a young songwriter who needs money to pay off his gambling debts to pretend to be her boyfriend. The ... See full summary »
Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »
Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the ... See full summary »
Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »
Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »
Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the... See full summary »
Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.
Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married man and fixing her up with a nice radiologist. Of course things go wrong... Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
If you've got Thelma Ritter in the cast you really don't need much more. This is a cute movie but without Thelma in one of the leads it would be nothing worth seeking out.
She is funny and tender, wryly mischievous and always wonderful. As for the rest of the cast Jeanne Crain is lovely, although the 50's hairstyle does her no favors, and less brittle than usual. Scott Brady is handsome but doesn't really register strongly, he was always a better character actor than leading man. Speaking of character actors the supporting cast is chockful of some great ones. Nancy Kulp, Miss Jane herself, has a small role that pre shadows that part. Jay C. Flippen, Zero Mostel and Michael O'Shea are the most recognizable of them but all the actors and actresses give terrific performances.
Smooth direction by Cukor, a nice pace and highlighted by yet another classic Thelma Ritter performance this is a fine diversion.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?