Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".
When Alex enters the lives of the musical Tuttle family, each of the three daughters falls for him. He is charming, good looking and personable. Laurie and Alex seem made for each other and become engaged. When Barney comes into the picture to help Alex with some musical arrangements matters become complicated. He is seen as a challenge by Laurie, who can't believe anyone could be as cynical, and she is more than a match for his gloomy outlook on life.Written by
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This was Frank Sinatra's first major release following his Academy Award-winning comeback in From Here to Eternity (1953). Along with a renewed confidence in his acting, Sinatra looks noticeably gaunt and grizzled in this film, following four years of cumulative professional and personal losses, including a tumultuous marriage to Ava Gardner. A quick comparison with Sinatra's appearance in On the Town (1949), made just five years earlier, shows the stark change in his appearance. See more »
When Day and Sinatra are icing the gingerbread men/persons, they refill the icing gun, but the icing is added on top of the plunger. See more »
You know what a glove man is? I'm a glove man. You shag flies in the hot sun all your life, but you never go to bat. Like right off, they said - no parents, make him an orphan - he'll be alright. Education? Grammer school's enough; send him off to work. So I cooperate, & then they come up with a nice big Depression.
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Once again Gordon Douglas deals with characters faced with moral dilemmas. In this case the three sisters and their infatuation with Gig Young, Doris Day's commitment to Frank Sinatra, and Sinatra's decision. From the opening scene of the neighborhood in which they live to the very end this movie is much more then it seems. Within the artificial look of the sets,there's no hiding the many themes that meander throughout this somewhat dark (musical?). For those who don't get it, take another look. These characters are far deeper then the picture perfect world they live in might make you believe.
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