Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB
USA, 1936. Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Herbert Fields, from the novel Spinster Dinner by Faith Baldwin. Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff. Produced by Edmund Grainger. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino. Costume Design by Travis Banton, Brymer. Film Editing by Maurice Wright.
Carole Lombard is engaged to a boring fuddy-duddy but keeps finding herself in the way of caddish Preston Foster. This isn’t surprising considering he is her fiance’s boss and constantly finds ways to assign her intended to jobs outside the country and away from his lady love. Lombard is crazy about the rake, but she doesn’t find out about it until the final reel (and it happens hilariously on an unfortunate boat cruise). Up until that point this breezy comedy is just an excuse for her to be her fabulously funny self while wearing gorgeous Travis Banton gowns. The movie won’t bowl you over, but watching this scintillating star in action is always a treat.