My Old Addiction

Here Comes Cookie (The Plot Thickens) (1935)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1935Paramount Pictures.  Story by , , Screenplay by Don Hartman.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Film Editing by .  

Your grandparents’ favourite comedy team in one of their cutest films. A Manhattan millionaire decides to give all his assets over to his featherbrained daughter () when he suspects that his other daughter’s beau is a fortune hunter. He instructs Gracie to convince the world that they’re broke, and she takes him so seriously that she really tries to impoverish the family. Cutting up her expensive clothing (even the butler’s suit) and allowing teems of vaudevillian actors to move in and eat them out of house and home, Gracie exasperates her sister and their long-suffering business manager () until they don’t know what to do. Meanwhile, when the sister’s beau finds out about their situation, he decides his true heart’s feelings reside in her bosom no longer, and goes after Gracie. It’s silly fluff, hardly an hour long, but it’s fun and distracting, and Allen’s rendition of Romeo And Juliet is a scream.

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