Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.
Modeling furs has given our heroine Cookie a taste for them, so she's determined to marry a rich man. Scheduled to meet a male model aboard a yacht, she meets the yacht's rich owner Dick ... See full summary »
A clumsy, accident-prone taxicab driver, who invented the elastic-glass, risks losing his valuable invention to a group of con-men led by a crooked lawyer but the pretty lady-owner of the Yellow Cab Co. comes to his aid.
In the film, the women are comparing how much they spend on an apartment. Doris spends $20 a month, Helen spends, $22.50, Jo pays $18, and Barbara spends $32.50. Jo adds the figures together and proposes they pool their $93 together to rent a better place to live. With inflation, Doris' $20 in 1943 dollars is equivalent in purchasing power to about $295.43 in 2019. Helen's $22.50 to $332.36. Jo's $18 converts to $265.89, and Barbara $480.08. All totaled, they pool their $93 a month to rent a five bedroom house for: $1,373.76 in 2019 dollars. See more »
When Chris comes around the hanging laundry in Jo's flashback, we hear the end of his whistling "You Made Me Love You," but his face is totally relaxed, and clearly not that of a person who is whistling. See more »
If you want the truth, I think this rationing and everything that goes with it, is just a pain in the neck.
Barbara! You sound like a Fifth Columnist.
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TO MY WIFE - Teacher, Tender Comrade Wife, A fellow-farer true through life, Heart-whole and soul-free, The August Father, Gave to me. Robert Louis Stevenson See more »
Good at showing the daily problems to overcome on the home front
I found it an interesting movie because I was just old enough to be aware of what was what during the war years. Rationing, shortages, worrying about husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles, etc. who were overseas fighting. It may seem "hokey" or outdated to those under thirty or forty, but it's fairly representative of what life was like. I agree with a previous commentator - Dalton Trumbo is/was a vastly over-rated writer, in fact if it hadn't been for the fact that he was "black-listed" I doubt if he would be remembered, let alone lionized as he is today. A classic case of creating a martyr. He's heavy handed and lacks subtlety. His mediocre writing is usually compensated for by the talent of the players or directors. View it with a mindset that allows for the ethos of the period and I think you will find it entertaining. Ginger Rogers is almost always terrific, and this movie is no exception.
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