After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to ... See full summary »
A beautiful Austrian refugee in England--who is also a Nazi agent--marries a scholarly English pacifist. He lives near a secret military base she needs to get information about so she can help in Hitler's planned invasion of England.
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Olga San Juan,
Ogden Spencer Trulow III is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin, who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels.Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
A strained screwball comedy starring Eddie Bracken as a kleptomaniac who becomes involved with a gang of jewel thieves and falls for pretty Veronica Lake. It's a showcase for Bracken, who plays his nervous routine to the hilt. But the script is bland and none of the gags are particularly funny. The most memorable bit is one involving a flagpole and even that feels like something I've seen before. There's also very little chemistry between Bracken and Lake. The pair reportedly didn't get along off screen and it really shows. For her part, Lake gets little to no funny moments of her own. She mostly plays it straight, which is disappointing as she proved in films like Sullivan's Travels she could do comedy quite well. The supporting cast is the movie's saving grace, with Willie Best and Donald MacBride as two of the standouts. It's really not a great movie and certainly not a contender with the best screwball comedies from the period. It's watchable but a bit of a chore to sit through at times. If you're a big fan of Bracken, you'll probably like it more than I did.
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