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Mildly Entertaining Swansong for the Legendary Dunne
This cute little film is just that...cute, nothing more. Its simple plot reminds me of a made-for-TV movie that famous actors appear in long after their stars have faded. Irene Dunne's star was still burning bright when she made this film and it is probably the result of her not being able to get quality roles as she matured. Again, she plays the perfect wife and mother. But she does manage to combine perfectly naivete and cunning as she puts one over on husband Dean Jagger by hiding the wealth she is accumulating from the two trees in their garden which bear money. Miss Dunne convincingly conveys the average housewife's struggle to make ends meet in a family where the well meaning husband just doesn't make quite enough money. And we the audience don't find fault with her desire to provide for the necessities. After all, she isn't conning her husband and the US Treasury for frivolous reasons. It's great to see a very young Richard Crenna in the role of her son-in-law to be. Dunne carries the entire film. It's hard to imagine her vivacious self being married to such a dullard as Jagger. Dunne's "Polly" is someone who has never lost her childlike wonder and even after the money growing on trees scam goes bust, she's at it again at film's end when she comes upon a lantern (a la Aladdin) which she just has to rub to make her wishes come true.
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