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William D. Russell
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Hank Medhill, artificial silk manufacturer, has returned to the U.S. from Japan to learn that his former girlfriend, Eleanor Breen is about to marry. Hank convinces Eleanor to leave the groom-to-be and marry him. Shortly after the marriage, they discover that they have nothing in common. They separate. Hank decides to pick any name from the phone book and date them. That date results in a wild and frightful night for Hank, thanks to Eleanor's clever plan. Hank goes home to Eleanor to discover her with another man, Vance. Vance isn't any man, though, he's Eleanor's husband.Written by
This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 1 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia 16 March 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it was first aired 4 April 1960 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, in New York City 24 August 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Fitfully funny madcap from MGM. Is Young still married to Sothern or not. Looks like she already had a husband, Jagger, but Daylight Savings Time sabotaged their divorce. So what's going on with the clocks. Then too, how did the mismatched Young and Sothern get together in the first place-- he's a straight-laced businessman with a fuzzy-faced brother, while she's a wacky show-biz gal with an imperious mom. Probably it's best they go their separate ways-- or is it. Somehow the scripter has to figure it all out; that is, if the sometimes clumsy editing will let him.
For sure you don't need a hearing aid for the dialog-- even the reserved Young has to shout many of his lines, while Sothern almost screeches. It's like the movie's trying too hard in frantic style to get the madcap across. There's just too much of this ill-timed excess to reach a more memorable comedy rank. There are some good moments especially the wind-up that's charmingly done, plus the amusing chorus line that Young could do without.
Despite the problems here, Sothern would soon display her brassy brand of comedy in the highly successful Maisie series, while the handsome Young would become every kid's favorite 1950's dad. Nonetheless, this 71-minutes can't seem to find its proper wave-length, even though it tries so hard. Too bad.
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