After being bossed around at breakfast by his wife and mother-in-law, a husband goes to his office, where he is romantically involved with his secretary. His brother-in-law tries to get him caught in the act, but his attempt backfires. Then, when a car is delivered that the man bought for his secretary, his wife sees it, and he has to pretend that he bought it for her. In the confusion that follows, the police are called in.
Did You Know?
During the street scene outside the Cafe Royale, bystanders in the background can be seen stopping to gawk at the movie being made. Most notably, while Collier's mother-in-law is being arrested, a man walks into frame behind her car, looks briefly at the camera, then kneels down in front of the car behind hers, as if to start it - then he quickly leaves the picture. In the same scene, a truck drives up in the street beyond the car, the driver realizes he's in the shot, then he backs up and hides behind the car that's directly behind Collier's car. See more
The Wife's Mother
There go the wretches!
Referenced in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World