An American World War I soldier, whose disfigured face is reconstructed by Austrian plastic surgeons, returns home after twenty years, but no one recognizes him, his widow is married to another man, and his son is a grown young man.
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Vincent Doane is in the precarious position of trying to close an advertising account with his rich ex-fiancée. Unfortunately she is more interested in him than in business. Vincent's wife ... See full summary »
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
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Robert Z. Leonard
In this screwball comedy a WW2 US pilot bombs a Japanese aircraft carrier, is assumed to be dead, and then is misquoted in the press as fondly remembering his days back home walking his dog Piggy. Instead of his dog Piggy he is thought to be in love with Peggy, a girl he worked with. The usual farce ensues after he returns home alive and tries to play along with the mistake to save embarrassment for all.Written by
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
When Fred MacMurray kamikazes his plan against a Japanese ship, his recorded last words seem to be about walking in the park with his girl Peggy. AThis is assumed to be Claudette Colbert's character; she tours making speeches about how she didn't know, buy war bonds. MacMurray is found, and reunited with his love, only to admit that he was speaking of his dog, Piggy. The two agree to keep up the pretense until his leave is over in a couple of weeks.
MacMurray is a wolf, but a moral one, and Miss Colbert is apple-cheeked and naive in the fifth of their seventh pairings. Gil Lamb is the dreary guy Colbert is scheduled to marry. Despite the occasional swipe at the media to build any story to match the current narrative, director Mitchell Leisen seems more interested in telling the story efficiently than playing it for comedy. Despite a fine cast that includes Cecil Kellaway, Robert Benchley and Rosemary Decamp, it turns into a rote and uninteresting romantic comedy; all of the humor seems to involve the lap dog.
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