During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel ... See full summary »
In this screwball comedy a WW2 US pilot bombs a Japanese aircraft carrier, is assumed to be dead, and then is misquoted in the press as fondly remembering his days back home walking his dog... See full summary »
Captain Mary Morley (Paulette Goddard), WAC marital-relations expert, known as "Captain Lonelyhearts", returns from overseas as escort to some G.I. war brides, and she hopes to patch up the estrangement from Peter Morley (Fred MacMurray), her husband and former law partner. The latter has fallen for beautiful Gloria Fay (Arleen Whelan) and is waiting at the pier with a divorce consent requiring Mary's signature. Peter, hoping to be more persuasive later, asks her to have dinner with him later at the Ski Club. Jack Lindsay (Macdonald Carey), a client of Peter's who has been using their apartment mistakes Mary for one of the intended bridesmaids and asks about Gloria. Now that Mary knows about Gloria, she asks Jack to bring Gloria to the Ski Club dinner. Still in love with Peter, Mary refuses to sign the divorce paper and asks Jack to take her home. Mary is ordered to Fort Sheridan and Peter and Jack board her train - Peter still after her signature and Jack also hoping she will sign as...Written by
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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 27, 1949 with Fred MacMurray reprising his film role. See more »
Why didn't you get off?
I came to New York on business. If I'm willing to let your pleasure interfere, please don't kick a gift horse in the mouth.
I wish you weren't such a good client.
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Opening credits are shown over lovebirds and nests. See more »
Nice film, and I'll bet the situation was quite common
Paulette Goddard and Fred MacMurray star as a married couple in "Suddenly It's Spring," also featuring Arleen Whelan and MacDonald Carey.
Goddard is a WAC captain, Mary Morley, an expert in marital relations, who returns from overseas as an escort for GI war brides. She and her husband Peter (MacMurray) has been separated from her husband, and he wants a divorce. He is also her former law partner.
Peter is in love with Gloria (Whelan) and needs Mary to sign the divorce papers. As far as Gloria is concerned, he hasn't been moving fast enough, either.
When she doesn't sign them initially, Peter invites Mary to dinner. Meanwhile, one of Peter's clients, Jack (Carey) has been staying at his apartment. He thinks Mary is one of Gloria's bridesmaids for her wedding to Peter. When he talks to Mary, she realizes the situation. She isn't exactly ready to get a divorce.
Peter tries hard to get Mary to sign the papers, by acting like a jerk in public etc., but Gloria is impatient. He's getting desperate.
Very pleasant film with the vivacious and beautiful Goddard, one of my favorites, who plays well opposite MacMurray. When he was on My Three Sons, I thought he was a big nothing who starred in films while the big stars were off fighting World War II. I have been so pleasantly surprised by him over the years. He's a kind of Everyman, and if he didn't have the deepest range in the world, he has a nice presence and did both comedy and drama easily.
I wonder how many couples came together after the war and didn't know where they stood with one another - I'll bet a lot.
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