Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".
American couple Mike and Janet Harper move to England for Mike's work, his company which deals in wool textiles and wool fashions. Despite Mike's want for them to live in a flat in the heart of London, Janet, who is not a big city girl, ignores his want and instead finds them a house to rent thirty miles outside of London in Kent, which means that Mike has to commute into town by train. This commute is not ideal for Mike, who often for convenience stays in one of the company's flats in town rather than go home. This commuting situation makes Janet feel even more neglected than she already did previously. Janet believes Mike may be taking his neglect to the next level by having an affair with his secretary-quickly-turned-assistant, Claire Hackett. Janet's beliefs are fueled in part by the Harper's busybody landlady, Vanessa Courtwright, who thinks Janet can play Mike's game by entering into an affair of her own, whether it be real or made-up. It has the potential to be real with the ... Written by
When Janet is driving Mike in the convertible and meets the lorry, Mike covers her head as well as his in the closeup shot. However in the long shot, they are each individually covering their own heads. See more »
During the opening credits, an animated Doris dances around, while various characters also move around the screen. See more »
This so-so vehicle for Doris Day was probably the start of the decline of her movie career (of the films that followed, only "The Glass Bottom Boat" was worthwhile). That being said, on second viewing, it's not really bad at all. True, it suffers from being set in Europe but being obviously shot on Hollywood soundstages. And for a "romantic comedy" there are surprisingly few scenes that put the leading lady together with her leading man (in this case, Rod Taylor). But Doris, looking chic as ever, works wonders with the thin material. Her drunk scene in the middle of the film is very funny, and she has the energy and physical-comedy skills to pull off the farcical finale handily. Catchy title-tune, too.
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