Aspiring actress Ann Marie, recently arrived in New York City, is working at a newsstand in the lobby of an office building when she is spotted by two men looking to film a television commercial made to look like a hold up. Ann excitedly agrees to be the damsel in distress for the commercial to be filmed later that evening at the newsstand itself. That same day, Ann meets Donald Hollinger, a writer with Newsview Magazine, whose offices are located in that building. Ann and Donald, while friendly enough to each other, are on opposing sides of wanting to buy the same roll top desk in a business moving sale. Even at 50% off, Ann can only afford to buy the desk from the money earned doing the commercial, so Donald seems to be her only obstacle. Despite having an unspoken attraction to each other, an unfortunate incident during the filming of the commercial leads to a series of misunderstandings between Ann and Donald which may prevent them from moving beyond spearmint gum seller and buyer. Written by
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The title is based upon the expression: "Don't just stand there, do something!" See more
Referenced in That Girl: The Collaborators