The Devil And Miss Jones

  • 1941
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Fun, but one wishes it were better. John P. Merrick (Coburn), the world's richest man, decides to infiltrate one of his holdings, a department store, to ferret out union organizers who have targeted him as responsible for the miserable working conditions of his employees. He is subjected to many indignities by the management, finally ending up in the shoe...read more

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Fun, but one wishes it were better. John P. Merrick (Coburn), the world's richest man, decides to infiltrate one of his holdings, a department store, to ferret out union organizers who have targeted him as responsible for the miserable working conditions of his employees. He is subjected

to many indignities by the management, finally ending up in the shoe department alongside Mary Jones (Arthur). She thinks him destitute and takes pity on him, showing him the intricacies of the department. He attends union meetings and carefully notes everybody there, but as the abuse from the

store's management becomes more intolerable and as Merrick himself becomes romantically interested in Elizabeth Ellis (Byington), he has a change of heart, eventually sacking the management and marrying Ellis. This comedy is enhanced by the Capraesque presence of Arthur, but what it really needed

is Capra himself.

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