(out of 5)
Witty but dated romantic comedy featuring a grown-up Shirley Temple as a lovelorn teenager. While her older sister Myrna Loy flouts tradition by remaining single and working as a judge, Temple ignores her high school boyfriend when she meets wayward bachelor Cary Grant and becomes obsessed with him. It gets complicated when he falls in love with Loy, which is even further tangled by the fact that they meet when he is brought before her under charges of being drunk and disorderly. Much of its content is hopelessly twee, a perfect time capsule of a bygone age, but Sidney Sheldon’s Oscar-winning screenplay sparkles with fun moments of zesty dialogue, and the stars are just wonderful.
Directed by Irving Reis
Original story and screenplay by Sidney Sheldon
Produced by Dore Schary
Music by Leigh Harline
Costume Design by Edward Stevenson
Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson