In this 1930s screwball comedy lackadaisical lawyer Henry MacMorrow attempts to get the kooky Pemberton family to agree on a large property deal involving part of their estate. Frustrated by the family's scatty entourage which includes a Dali lookalike, an exceedingly precocious child and their whimsical parents, he turns to the beautiful Toni Pemberton, the independently minded daughter of the family, with a fake sob story. The two of them join forces in a bid to gather the signatures from her decidedly odd family - but will it be love or trouble?
Wild and Sleek
- Danger: Love at Work review by CH
Screwball comedy was a Thirties delight, and this film, which is perhaps lesser known, has much to relish, as the script and camera move swiftly between the members of a family which almost makes the Addams one look starkly realistic. Its mainspring is one of wonderfully warped logic, not least in a surprising bathroom scene. Here is the higher frivolity - and, as such, highly recommended.