After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.
Lecturer Sheridan Whiteside slips on the ice on his way into the home of a prominent Ohio family. The local doctor says Whiteside must remain confined having broken his leg. He begins to meddle with the lives of everyone in the household and, once his plots are underway, learns there is nothing wrong with his leg. He bribes the doctor and resumes control of the household.Written by
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Monty Woolley, who had created the role of Sheridan Whiteside on stage, was not familiar to 1942 movie audiences, despite a score of supporting appearances over the course of the past five years. With Bette Davis and Ann Sheridan on hand to provide box office clout, Hal B. Wallis ultimately signed Woolley to reprise his triumphant stage portrayal, despite Jack L. Warner's concern that the actor's flamboyance would be overt on screen. In the end, although he was undoubtedly the star of the film, Woolley received third billing following Davis and Sheridan. See more »
After Banjo hands Whiteside 'Lana Turner's sweater' ( in a package ), in the next instant, after the cut, nothing is in Whiteside's hands. See more »
Mrs. Ernest Stanley:
Mrs. Roosevelt, there's something I want you to know. My husband didn't vote for your husband. But I did.
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Never having seen IT'S LOVE I'M AFTER, this is, in my opinion, the best straight comedy Bette Davis was ever in - even though her character - that of secretary Maggie Cutler - is decidedly a secondary role. Originally, John Barrymore was to have played Sheridan Whiteside, but he was too ill, so he was ultimately replaced by the excellent - and infitinely more suitable - Monty Woolley. Ann Sheridan is a bit much as the egocentric actress friend of Sheridan's but Davis, at her the peak of her classy and noble period, compliments Woolley with her come-backs and reactions: she's a marvel. Billie Burke's role of the hostess was originally intended for Laura Hope Crews; both she and Barrymore died the year this film was made, in 1942. The chemistry between Mary Wickes and Woolley is hilarious and Richard Travis provides a love interest for Whiteside's long-suffering secretary, Ms Cutler.
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