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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
The Carletons make a living as card sharps and finding new suckers to mooch off of. When their latest scam backfires, they are asked to leave Monte Carlo. At the train station, they meet a kind old woman named Miss Fortune. The elderly lady is very wealthy and very lonely. As a reward for saving her life after the train derails, Miss Fortune invites the Carletons to come live with her. The family hopes that by winning her affection, they can eventually be named sole beneficiaries in her will. But will a change of heart soften their mercenary feelings before that time comes?Written by
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This film received its initial New York City telecast Saturday 9 September 1944 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Los Angeles it was first telecast Sunday 18 September 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Philadelphia Sunday 16 October 1949 on WLW-T (Channel 4), and in Philadelphia Sunday 25 December 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6). See more »
Duncan Macrae's (Richard Carlson) "Scottish" accent is highly dubious and inconsistent throughout the film. See more »
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This is a movie which makes you want to sigh 'Aaaah' at the end when you first see it and look for it's faults later.
True, it's often over sentimental and contains a performance from Minnie Dupree as the old lady, which may invoke the occasional murderous thought, but it's a nice film, which leaves you completely satisfied and at peace with the world.
The splendid cast includes Janet Gaynor and Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, neither of whom were renowned for playing comedy but they are both excellent. Best of all is Roland Young as the father in possibly the finest performance of his distinguished career. A word also for Billie Burke, as the scatty mother, although I tend to find her performance a little irritating. Perhaps that's how it should be?
The support cast includes Richard Carlson in his first screen part and the lovely Paulette Goddard who do well in the limited roles they are playing. And of course Minnie Dupree.
All in all, a great little film that only the hard of heart could possibly dislike.
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