When William Gridley arrives from the US in London, he rents part of Carly Hardwicke's house from her and promptly begins to fall in love. Gridley doesn't know that many people think she killed her husband but his boss, the American ambassador, knows and doesn't take this "lapse of judgement" lightly. Since Carly is also American, Gridley saves his job by introducing her to the ambassador, who is promptly smitten and promises to help her. So when a Scotland Yard detective arrives, wanting to get to the truth one way or another, they say they'll help him. And then the comedic complications really begin. Written by
*She may have murdered her husband...or maybe it's only a roomer
See more »
Did You Know?
Sammy Fain and Mack David wrote a title song for the film and Fred Astaire recorded it on May 16, 1962, but it wasn't included in the final release version of the film. See more
Mrs. Carlyle Hardwicke
To put it plainly, Mr. Gridley, I have a dubious reputation.
William 'Bill' Gridley
You DO? I'll pay you 45 pounds a month.
Miss Novak's gowns designed by... Herself See more
References Murder, Inc.
I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General
from "The Pirates of Penzance"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Played by band at Wessex Hotel See more