A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee, a down on his luck reporter, hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth in order to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.
Waldo and Irene have been living with Margit for the four years that they have been engaged. Margit has planned the wedding and the honeymoon - in fact, Margit plans everything down to what they will have for breakfast every day. The only problem is that Waldo is a milquetoast and Irene does not want to be married to a milquetoast. So she says she is in love with Charlie, a bohemian artist/producer who lives in a trailer behind Spike's Place. When Margit confronts Charlie about giving up Irene, Charlie sees that she is the one for him. To make everyone happy, Charlie will have to help Waldo get a backbone.Written by
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 25 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 26 February 1957 on WBBM (Channel 20, in New Haven CT 2 April 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 9 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Philadelphia 20 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Phoenix 2 June 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Norfolk VA 20 June 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Seattle 29 June 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Syracuse 3 July 1957 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Amarillo 6 August 1957 on KFDA (Channel 10), in Portland OR 21 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Honolulu 20 December 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13) and in San Francisco 15 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). Its earliest documented telecast in New York City presently stands at 9 October 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
In a scene near the end that takes place in William Powell's trailer, an Oscar statuette is visible in the background standing on a white shelf. In the next shot, the statuette is on top of a black box that is on the white shelf. The following shot has the Oscar back on the white shelf. A few moments later, the statuette is knocked over, and is seen toppling from on top of the black box again. See more »
Well, you see I've always had an idea that given the proper subject, I cold paint a really fine portrait. Now, I'm sure that under the inspiration of you and your hate, I cold paint as I've never painted before.
Well, I hate you. What's your proposition?
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HECK W/THE WEDDING, THE LEAD UP IS PURE HILARITY...!
Another William Powell/Myrna Loy pairing from the 1930's. Powell plays an eccentric artist who has convinced an 'about to be married' couple to invest in a film he wants to make w/them but standing in their way is Loy, the bride's sister, who is of the overly controlling sort who wants no part of his scheme. As always, the verbal & comedic fireworks are on full blast as soon as the bickering couple meet & somehow fall in love by film's end. The final scene's in Powell's motor-home rivals the famous Marx Brothers sequence from A Night of the Opera as friends & hanger-on's keep popping into the crammed space as the hilarity comes to a boil.
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