A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son doesn't know how to break the news that he's engaged to someone else, especially since his father is so taken with the impostor.
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Get delirious with Deanna! Get laughing with Laughton! Get romantic with Robert!
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26 September 1941 (USA)
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $2,264,300
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
In the film's opening scene, an assistant newspaper editor comments that if Jonathan Reynolds Sr. had lived two centuries earlier, he would have made a great pirate - "Captain Kidd himself". Three years later, Charles Laughton
, who played Jonathan Reynolds Sr., would play the title role in Captain Kidd
(1945) and again in Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
(1952). See more
Ain't it pretty!
[shows staff the newspaper's front page mock-up with screamer headline "JONATHAN REYNOLDS DEAD"
Remade as I'd Rather Be Rich
Piano Concerto No. 1
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Excerpt performed by Deanna Durbin
on piano See more