A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.
Free-thinking Johnny Case finds himself betrothed to a millionaire's daughter. When her family, with the exception of black-sheep Linda and drunken Ned, want Johnny to settle down to big business, he rebels, wishing instead to spend the early years of his life on "holiday." With the help of his friends Nick and Susan Potter, he makes up his mind as to which is the better course, and the better mate.Written by
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At the beginning when Johnny arrives to visit the Potters, he walks down the hallway, turns the corner, and goes to their apartment door. When the door is opened, it reveals a large apartment that would extend well into the hallway and seems to have windows that would look into the hallway, too. See more »
I don't call what I've been doing living.
And what do you recommend for yourself, doctor?
For how long?
As long as I need.
You mean just to play?
No. I've been working since I was 10, I want to find out why I'm working. It can't just be to pay bills and pile up more money, even if you do the government's going to take most of it.
But what is the answer?
I don't know, that's what I intend to find out. The world's changing out there, there are a lot of new, exciting ideas running around. Some ...
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The Sailor's Hornpipe
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a wonderful, enchanting film
This movie is one of my all time Hepburn and Grant favorites. It is truly a classic -- directed by George Cukor and written by Broadway playwright Philip Barry.
What really sets the film apart for me, as a comedy, is that the main characters are fully realized and complex. Cary Grant is Johnny, engaged to Hepburn's shallow, but socially acceptable sister. Hepburn's Linda is the black sheep of a vary ambitious, conceited family. It is her very humanity that makes her the "black sheep". She spends half of the movie in love with Johnny, but her respect for her sister and decency thwart her desires. Johnny wants to make his fortune as a young man, retire, and enjoy life. His fiancée attempts to control and manipulate him for her own ends and ambitions.
Edward Everett Horton is marvelous as one of Johnny's best friends. It is a warm and deep friendship.
As Johnny approaches the business deal that could leave him set for life, and marriage to a controlling woman conflict ensues.
I love the scene in the children's playroom -- it is witty and melancholy at the same time. There is a wonderful balance of drama, comedy, and heart in this movie. Don't miss it!
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