Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married ...
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Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married man and fixing her up with a nice radiologist. Of course things go wrong...Written by
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Mrs. Bea Gingras:
She's so lonely, even though she ought to be used to it by now.
Don't kid yourself. You can get used to being poor, guess even blind. You never get used to being lonely.
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If you've got Thelma Ritter in the cast you really don't need much more. This is a cute movie but without Thelma in one of the leads it would be nothing worth seeking out.
She is funny and tender, wryly mischievous and always wonderful. As for the rest of the cast Jeanne Crain is lovely, although the 50's hairstyle does her no favors, and less brittle than usual. Scott Brady is handsome but doesn't really register strongly, he was always a better character actor than leading man. Speaking of character actors the supporting cast is chockful of some great ones. Nancy Kulp, Miss Jane herself, has a small role that pre shadows that part. Jay C. Flippen, Zero Mostel and Michael O'Shea are the most recognizable of them but all the actors and actresses give terrific performances.
Smooth direction by Cukor, a nice pace and highlighted by yet another classic Thelma Ritter performance this is a fine diversion.
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