Playwright-songwriter Michael Royce has settled four breach-of-promise suits in two years, at a cost of $25,000 or $50,000 each. Whenever he meets a pretty girl, he can't help himself. At the suggestion of his valet, Royce hires reporter Judy Nash (at triple her current salary) to keep him out of trouble. At first their relationship is all business, but nature takes its course... Written by
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Included in Warner Home Video's (WHV) 2006 DVD release of China Seas (1935). This disc is also in WHV's multidisc DVD collection "Clark Gable: The Signature Collection", released the same day. See more »
I suppose a gentleman's gentleman should know the various indiscretions of the gentleman to whom he is a gentleman.
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Decent MGM Musical about a songwriter (John Warburton) who is constantly getting slapped with breach-of-promise suits because he can't keep his heart away from various women. He hires a reporter (Mary Doan) to keep him out of trouble but it doesn't take too long for him to fall for her. If you are constantly watching Turner Classic Movies then you know these type of shorts are shown weekly. Some of better than others and this one here isn't overly special so this here isn't one that you'd need to put at the top of your must see list. The film only contains two musical numbers and neither one is all that impressive. They were apparently co-written by Will Jason who would eventually start directing his own shorts for MGM. The entire screenplay pretty much works off the one joke that this guy can't stay away from women to fall in love with so you needlessly know where the film is going and how it's going to end. Doan is pretty good in her role as is Warburton but both fair a lot better apart from one another than when they're together.
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