Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writers. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do?
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Sidney Greenstreet, usually cast as a "heavy" in Warner Brothers movies, has one of his few comedic roles in this film, with much of the humor arising from the fact that his character of publisher Alexander Yardley terrorizes and intimidates almost everyone around him. See more
Yardley & John Sloan's are at the bar on Christmas Eve having a discussion about Betty Kane's baby. If Yardley knows she's pregnant because it was announced in the rival American Housekeeping magazine, then she would already be at least 2 months pregnant (time lay between her finding out plus publishing issue lags of at least a month), her baby would be due in June or July at the latest. Yardley tells Sloane the baby is due in September, which would be impossible. See more
Don't you come near me, you seawolf, after the way you deceived me...
I deceived you?
Yes! You're engaged!
That has nothing to do with it!
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Referenced in Hollywood Wonderland
Turkey in the Straw
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