This amiable dramatic comedy could have been mired in suds in another director's hands, but Cromwell chose to emphasize the lightness instead. Lombard proved here that she could move audiences with her dramatic prowess as well as she could make them laugh with her comedic skills. She and
Stewart are just married and climb aboard an ocean liner for their honeymoon. He is an attorney, and his boss, the somewhat deaf Coburn, calls him back to try a case. Watson, Stewart's mother, is annoyed that her son has rushed into marriage with Lombard. Coburn would have liked it if Stewart had
married his daughter, Weston. That failing, Weston marries another lawyer in the firm, Briggs. Later, Stewart and Lombard have Coburn, Weston, and Briggs over for dinner, but dinner is a tragicomic disaster. The evening is topped off when Coburn announces that his new son-in-law, Briggs, has been
given the partnership in the company which Stewart has been angling for. Lombard has a baby, and the debts mount up. More hassles occur when Watson joins them in their tiny apartment, and then, on New Year's Eve, the baby gets sick and needs medicine, but there is none available in New York.
Stewart appeals to Coburn and does such a good job of it that Coburn realizes Stewart is a heck of a speaker when he's impassioned. The services of Quillan, a crackerjack pilot, are secured, and he flies the needed serum from Salt Lake City in a blinding snowstorm. The baby recovers and the
marital strife is soon salved. A nice movie that leaves a "feel good" smile on one's face. Quillan began in movies in 1926 and was seen in 1986 on an episode of "Hell Town," an NBC TV series starring Robert Blake: sixty years in film and nary a performance that was less than excellent.
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- Review: This amiable dramatic comedy could have been mired in suds in another director's hands, but Cromwell chose to emphasize the lightness instead. Lombard proved here that she could move audiences with her dramatic prowess as well as she could make them laugh… (more)