Synopsis: Commercial artist Helen Bauer believes marriage kills romance. She lives with advertising writer Don Peterson. He convinces her to marry him. He later carries on with client Peggy Smith; Helen takes up with Don's competitor Nick Malvyn. In the end, the couple agree to give marriage another chance.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Robert Florey
Production: Warner Bros.
67 min

- Alone! -Yes, alone.

Do you mind, Helen?

You dirty, low...

Can't you skip all that? I want to

talk this over with you, reasonably.

Reasonably! Reasonably! Better

I shouldn't talk to you at all.

Better I should do what a father

ought to do:
I should kill you!

I bring up a child to be a good girl, to

hope someday she will meet a good man.

She should be married.

She should have children.

When comes along a scoundrel,

a dirty, low scamp!

There's no use talking

like that, Mr. Bauer.

Helen and I don't feel

the way you do about it.

We're in love with each other,

and we don't want to get married.

You're hopelessly

old-fashioned, Mr. Bauer.


That's a good word. That's a compliment.

Why, thank you! What's

good is old-fashioned?

- You dirty, low... -This isn't

going to get us anywhere.

- Come. -Adolph, maybe... -Come!

Let's have breakfast. I'm starved.

Let's talk.

- Let's eat. -No,

let's talk.

Let's eat and talk.

Helen, I'm willing to kid about this,

but we can't go on kidding about it.

- We ought to get married.

- "Ought... " Ouch!

Yes, ought. We ought to get married.

There isn't a reason in

the world why we don't.

And you call my father old-fashioned!

It isn't that I'm stuffy,

Helen. I've been around.

Just a playboy.

Now, you know what I mean.

The funny part of it is, when

we first met, when, we, uh...

Dash, dash, asterisk...

I didn't feel this way about it at all.

I think if you had suggested marriage...

...at the time, I'd have run

rapidly in the other direction.

Now, I know you're going to say

this is sentimental, Helen.

But I like to feel we belong

to each other forever and ever.

I want to marry you.

Aww, Don, we've been over

it. Over it and over it.

I went away from home to be on my own.

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David Boehm

David Boehm (1 February 1893 in New York – 31 July 1962 in Santa Monica, California) was an American screenwriter. He is best known for the 1944 World War II heavenly fantasy A Guy Named Joe (remade by Steven Spielberg in 1989 as Always), for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He also contributed scripts to Gold Diggers of 1933, Ex-Lady (1933), and Knickerbocker Holiday (1944). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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