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".
American couple Janet and Mike move to England for his business. She soon becomes paranoid that he is having an affair with his attractive secretary, and decides to get back at him by pretending she herself has been unfaithful.
Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is their feisty employee representative but she may have found her match in shop superintendent Sid Sorokin. When the two get together they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job actions!Written by
John Raitt's only leading film role. While he cut an undeniably dashing and muscular figure on screen, and possessed a high baritone unlike any other, Raitt's wooden acting and utter lack of screen presence dashed any hopes of further movie roles. See more »
When viewed in slow motion, the knives Hines supposedly throws at Babe actually pop out from behind the board. See more »
[Union leaders try to think of ways to disrupt the pajama factory]
How about if the packers put the size large bottoms with the size small tops?
Sure. Now, that's what I mean. That's constructive.
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I'm giving this movie 7 stars for Steam Heat with Carol Haney and the performances of almost everyone in the movie. The sexist angle that would now be called harassment in the workplace seriously dates the film but it is still entertaining. John Raitt comes on very strong but Doris Day more than holds her own. Carol Haney is the best thing in the film! Note Eddie Foy, Jr. in the role of Hinesy. Reta Shaw later gained fame as the housekeeper on The Ghost and Mrs. Muir television show. One of the most fun things about watching old movies is discovering the character actors we've become familiar with from television. Bob Fosse's choreography is splendid and Barbara Nichols is a riot.
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