A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee, a down on his luck reporter, hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth in order to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.
Waldo and Irene have been living with Margit for the four years that they have been engaged. Margit has planned the wedding and the honeymoon - in fact, Margit plans everything down to what they will have for breakfast every day. The only problem is that Waldo is a milquetoast and Irene does not want to be married to a milquetoast. So she says she is in love with Charlie, a bohemian artist/producer who lives in a trailer behind Spike's Place. When Margit confronts Charlie about giving up Irene, Charlie sees that she is the one for him. To make everyone happy, Charlie will have to help Waldo get a backbone.Written by
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 25 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 26 February 1957 on WBBM (Channel 20, in New Haven CT 2 April 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 9 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Philadelphia 20 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Phoenix 2 June 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Norfolk VA 20 June 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Seattle 29 June 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Syracuse 3 July 1957 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Amarillo 6 August 1957 on KFDA (Channel 10), in Portland OR 21 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Honolulu 20 December 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13) and in San Francisco 15 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). Its earliest documented telecast in New York City presently stands at 9 October 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
When Charlie and Irene are sitting in a restaurant waiting for Waldo, Charlie opens his cigarette case and takes out a cigarette; a couple of shots later, the cigarette is lit and Charlie is smoking it although we have never seen him light it. See more »
Oh why show me reports? Why can't we stay around and play with Waldo and Irene for a little while?
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A very funny, romantic movie. I enjoyed all the little creative pieces of "business" and lines such as "...you rang my gong." I enjoyed the treat of Sidney Toler as Keough.
I enjoyed the beautiful, wonderful cars of the 1930s, and the background scenes of beautiful, wonderful downtown Los Angeles of the '30s and into the 1950s. I was born there in 1934 and remember it well when it was a beautiful place to live. Ah, nostalgia!! This is what it really did look like then.
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