An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in with a Midwestern family.An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in with a Midwestern family.An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in with a Midwestern family.
Good for a laugh.
Monty Woolley will always be remembered for his role in this movie, but to me the interesting things about watching this film 60 years after it was made, is the supporting cast. Firstly, there is Bette Davis taking a back seat somewhat in a role that is hardly demanding technically, but one which she underplays very well. Ann Sheridan goes over the top, really hamming it up but having fun. Richard Travis is a disaster, and was terribly outclassed by the rest of the crew. On seeing the movie now, one realises what a gem Billie Burke was in these kind of dithery roles. Reginald Gardiner and Jimmy Durante were very good in their small parts, but it is best just to enter into the fun of the whole thing and have a good laugh. I must say the sarcasm of Monty Woolley in the Forties was a whole lot funnier then, than now!
- Jul 5, 2004
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