American couple Janet and Mike move to England for his business. She soon becomes paranoid that he is having an affair with his attractive secretary, and decides to get back at him by pretending she herself has been unfaithful.
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".
James Gannon, the hardboiled city editor of a newspaper, believes that the only way to learn the business is by way of the School of Hard Knocks, and has a very low regard for college-taught journalism, so he's not pleased when his managing editor orders him to help Erica Stone, a college professor, with her journalism class. Finding himself attracted to her, he pretends to be a student in her class, not revealing he's Gannon, whom she despises. As they bob and weave around their mutual growing attraction, they both begin to gain respect for each other's approaches to reporting news, but how will Erica react when she finds out who he really is?Written by
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The $83.40 that Gannon pays for Pine's books would be equivalent to approximately $729.46 in 2019. See more »
Gannon is obviously close to retirement age, so why does Erica treat him like a young journalistic prodigy? See more »
[referring to Dr. Pine, Prof. Stone's boyfriend]
So he's got more degrees than a thermometer, so he speaks seven languages, so he's read every book. So what? The important thing is he's had no experience. He didn't start at the bottom and work up. That's the only way you can learn.
You're so right, Jim-zee. Take me. Where would I be if I just read books?
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Gable and Day make an unusual couple, but this is a clever and cute romance. The film deals with illusion and reality and how the two become mixed. Though not often shown, the film is worth watching. It is one of those minor classics that is too often overlooked.
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