When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along ...
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The wedding of their daughter brings many surprises, including a determined bill collector, a bad business venture, an elopement, and an unexpected windfall. They all add up to a barrel of one-liners and slap-stick.
William A. Seiter
Edna May Oliver,
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Edna May Oliver,
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Edna May Oliver
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Robert B. Sinclair
When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along with her Aunt Lou, heads for New York, where managing editor Ken Morley's attitude towards women reporters prompts Martha into taking a reporter's job on her own newspaper. Then she proceeds to prove she can be as good a reporter as any man.Written by
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This is a quality MGM production. Overall, the film is pleasing and entertaining. The script plays it safe by suggesting female equality but allowing the hero to win the woman's heart by the end of the movie.
Edna May Oliver is, as always, the bright spot in the movie. No one can toss off a carefully crafted bon mot like Miss Oliver. Walter Pidgeon plays what amounts to a talking "Ken Doll". Maureen O'Sullivan is stunningly beautiful. This film shows that she has a far greater range than playing "Jane" in the MGM Tarzan movies.
The weak point in the film is the script which is Generic MGM - any number of Actors and Actresses could have played these roles.
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