The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town.

Director:

Richard Sale

Writers:

F. Hugh Herbert (screen play by), I.A.L. Diamond (screen play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Miriam Halsworth
Macdonald Carey ... Hugh Halsworth
Zachary Scott ... Victor Macfarland
Barbara Bates ... Barbara Denham
Robert Wagner ... Jerry Denham
Marilyn Monroe ... Joyce Mannering
Frank Cady ... Ferguson
Harry Harvey ... Postman (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
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Storyline

The divorce of Hugh and Miriam Halsworth becomes final at midnight. Hugh wouldn't dream of calling it off, but can't abandon his rose garden. Things change that afternoon, though, when Miriam's old suitor Victor Macfarland checks into the hotel where Hugh is publicity man. With Miriam's daughter Barbara rooting for Hugh and son-in-law Jerry rooting for Victor, things are unlikely to be resolved by midnight... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A great big Surprise for Mother... The great big Surprise Comedy of the year... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Marilyn Monroe plays Miss Cucamonga. See more »

Goofs

Early in, where Wagner is talking to Bates in bed, just as she sits up her bedclothes in the 'side shots' cover her bosom area, but are down near her waist in the 'front on' shots, and then again. Covered, not, covered, not, covered. A minor 'error', but noticeable. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Mannering: I hope I look half as good when I'm a grandmother.
Victor Macfarland: Oh, I'm sure you will.
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Connections

Featured in Biography: Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess (1996) See more »

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The Loveliest Night of the Year
(aka "Sobre las olas"/ "Over the Waves")
Written by Juventino Rosas
Heard as a theme when Miriam has dinner in Victor's room
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Cute movie, not enough Marilyn
5 June 2003 | by MtDewdependantSee all my reviews

This is probably one of Marilyn's least watched films. She didn't have much screen time but I thought it was a pretty cute movie. Claudette Colbert is almost unbelievable as a grandmother because she is still so beautiful. The ending is great. Too cute. 4 stars out of 5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1952 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Call Me Mother See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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