Jimmy Barnes arrives from Europe to be educated by his multi-millionaire uncle, Edward J. Barnes and in five years the extravagant escapes of Jimmy, now a lawyer, are the talk of San ...
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Jimmy Barnes arrives from Europe to be educated by his multi-millionaire uncle, Edward J. Barnes and in five years the extravagant escapes of Jimmy, now a lawyer, are the talk of San Francisco. Linda Gray is a mouse-like secretary to the elder Barnes who has fallen in love with Jimmy, but he favors actress Constance "Connie" Marlowe. Mr. Barnes dies and leaves everything to Linda but he has urged his partner, Alexander Duncan, to plan things so that Jimmy and Linda will get married. Coached by Duncan, Linda accepts the inheritance and announces that she is departing for New York on a wild spending spree. He tells Jimmy that the will can be broken but only after many months and he suggests that Jimmy follow Linda and curb her spending or there won't be any money left. In New York, Linda hires Jimmy as her private secretary. Connie also arrives in New York, as does the ingenious Baron Rene de Montigny with the intention of marrying the wealthy Miss Gray. Linda keeps Jimmy so busy he ...Written by
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It's odd to have Czech actor and a British actress in the leads in a romantic comedy set in the States, but if you can look past that, "It's All Yours" is a very sweet film....and it's well worth your time.
When the story begins, you learn that Jimmy (Francis Lederer) is a playboy and has come from Europe to stay with his very rich uncle. However, Jimmy's crazy and lavish ways worry the uncle...so much so that an odd arrangement seems to have been worked out after the old man's death. So, instead of Jimmy inheriting everything, the fortune apparently goes to the secretary, Linda (Medeleine Carroll). She shocks Jimmy by becoming an even bigger spender with a very lavish lifestyle. What Jimmy doesn't know is that this is all for show, as she is trying to reform him and get him to grow up...and hopefully one day marry her. Gumming up the works are two folks pursuing each of them for their money. What's to become of all this?
While you wouldn't normally think of either of these folks in a comedy, it works out well...so well I nearly give the film an 8. Well made and clever.
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