A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.
After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.
Ellen Arden arrives 7 years after being given up for dead in a shipwreck, to find her husband Nick just remarried to Bianca. The overjoyed Nick awkwardly tries to break the news gently to Bianca. But before he can do that, an unpleasant surprise--news that Ellen has spent the 7 years on a deserted island with fellow-survivor Burkett. Nick's jealousy tries to find out the truth. Hilarious confusion reigns before Nick chooses his favorite wife.Written by
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Saturday, November 12th, 1945 with Gail Patrick reprising her film role. See more »
It is odd that when Ellen shows up, she is dropped off by someone driving a delivery truck. No one from customs or the shipping company has helped her get home, nor has she sent a message by the wireless, which was practically universal in use to send telegrams. It is also odd that she says she hasn't had a hot shower or bath "for years" when hot water showers are common (necessary and easily accomplished on a ship with boilers). This can't be her first shower, she must have had one on the rescue boat. See more »
I guffawed watching the remake ("Move Over Darling"). The original version seemed pale. Everyone seemed too polite and relaxed to be really funny. But after repeated viewing I began to appreciate this version too. The plot strains credulity: Man about to marry when his wife appears after seven years of absence. The second wife is conveniently vain and insufferable, and easy to dump. So, why is he marrying her in the first place? But comedy is built on implausibility. No big laughs in this one, just enjoyable, wholesome comedy. More high-brow than the remake, it prefers tongue in cheek than tongue out of cheek.
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