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
Did she...or did she?
See more »
Did You Know?
During a conversation with his landlady Kim Novak
, Jack Lemmon
asks her, "Do you know 'My Funny Valentine?'" In the 1957 film Pal Joey
(1957), Kim Novak's character Linda English performs the song, "My Funny Valentine" during the rehearsals prior to Joey's night club's opening. See more
You're at a level where you can only afford one mistake. The higher up you go, the more mistakes you're allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style.
Miss Novak's gowns designed by... Herself See more
References Pal Joey
A Foggy Day (in London Town)
Music by George Gershwin
instrumental theme of the score
Jack Lemmon half sings/half intones a line from that song (lyrics by Ira Gershwin): "And suddenly I saw you there..." and then hums the melody. See more