Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1942. Columbia Pictures Corporation. Screenplay by Irwin Shaw, Sidney Buchman, adaptation by Dale Van Every, based on the story by Sidney Harmon. Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff. Produced by George Stevens. Music by Friedrich Hollaender. Production Design by Lionel Banks. Costume Design by Irene. Film Editing by Otto Meyer. Academy Awards 1942.
A falsely accused criminal (Cary Grant) holes up in pal Jean Arthur‘s house. Her biggest worry is that her stiff-necked fiancee (Ronald Colman) will object to her harbouring a criminal and break off their relationship. Marvelous acting and terrific writing make this a real classic, and one of the funniest comedies of its year.