The Pooles are unable to have a baby after years of trying. They apply to the Rock-A-Bye Adoption Agency, and are assigned Miss Novick as an investigator. Through a farfetched mis-communication she gets a very bad impression of Augie Poole and indicates her report will be unfavorable. Through even more far-fetched circumstances, Augie is able to change Miss Novick's mind, and later comes to believe the baby she is carrying is his. Rock-A-Bye does find the Pooles a baby, and Augie is convinced it is Miss Novick's, and that he is the real father...so much so that his wife comes to believe it, too. She threatens to leave him, but all the misunderstandings are finally cleared up for a happy ending. Written by
Ron Kerrigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I noticed this move on TCM the other night as part of the Richard Widmark tribute to his career. I watched about 5-10 minutes wondering why they did a cinemascope movie in b/w. Very odd. Widmark was equal to the task, and seems to have handled comedy quite well. Definitely a good actor. I see I need to chatter on for a total of 10 lines to submit this. What can I say? It's certainly a far cry from his first movie, a Kiss of Death, I believe. His star quickly rose after his portrayal of a sadistic killer. Day was her usual bubbly self. The movie was based on a hit play. Maybe some day it will be explained as to why it was b/w.
On cinemascope, TCM had a one hour feature a few nights before this about Merian Cooper who created the movie King Kong and invented Cinemascope. He had quite a life of adventure, and spent a considerable time commanding and flying planes in WWII.
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