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June Evans, clothing model, and Tommy Bradford, travel agent, both dream of being rich. When they meet at millionaire, J. Westley Piermont's daughter's wedding, they both assume each other is wealthy. Each being there to do errands. Piermont having a very poor memory unknowingly helps June and Tommy confirm their lies. The two begin to date, resulting in each other trying to outdo the other. But both have no money.Written by
This film's initial telecast took place in Los Angeles Wednesday 21 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 13 September 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in both New Haven CT and Norfolk VA 26 November 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8) and on WTAR (Channel 3), in Fresno CA 19 December 1957 on KMJ (Channel 24), in Philadelphia 27 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Honolulu 2 February 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Columbus 4 February 1958 on WLW-C (Channel 4), in Tampa 7 February 1958 on WFLA (Channel 8), in San Francisco 20 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), in Spokane 27 May 1958 on KHQ (Channel 6), in Miami 9 June 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Seattle 15 June 1958 on KING (Channel 5), and in Indianapolis 17 June 1958 on WLW-I (Channel 13); New York City televiewers finally got a chance to take a look at it 22 August 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Listen, if they got dough, they're not screwy, they're eccentric!
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Surprisingly enjoyable grade B comedy with large cast of solid actors who put on a good (but not great) show. The basic premise is that two ordinary people meet and think that the other has money. Bolstering this premise is a tangled story line that weaves each of the main characters into contact with others without each knowing who the other is relative to the main plot. The viewer has full knowledge of how all these characters relate to each other and is thus always expecting the truth to out.
A good deal of slapstick comedy and a comedic St. Bernard aid cast members. The film has the same tempo and feel as MGM's 'You Can't Take It With You' – done the same year however with a first rate crew. Lots of uncomplicated comings and goings keep the story moving but not too hard to follow. The rich really do not have it better than just plain folks.
Maureen O'Sullivan is delightful and perky. Mickey Rooney overacts – but the part calls for it and he steals a number of scenes. Edward Brophy plays Brophy once again. Dennis O'Keefe is plausible. Leonard Carey (uncredited) does a fine job as a comedic elevator operator/butler. Racial slurs typical of the time could be cut for modern audiences. Recommended.
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