Synopsis: Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with men. So Mimi decides to get a job as an illustrator at the New York Chronicle where her friend Jimmy works. When Alan and Liz return from their honeymoon, Alan wants to keep Mimi at his side, and Mimi has no objections - in the beginning.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Richard Thorpe
Production: MGM
75 min


Mr. Wythe's apartment.

Hasn't mr. Wythe come in yet?

No, no message.

Newark airport.

Would you tell me what time

The afternoon plane

From palm beach landed,


At 3:

Thank you.

Maybe he's decided

To stay over a few days.

That may be, but he wrote me

He'd be back today

And promised to phone me

From the airport the mo-



Uh, just a moment, please.

It's for hilda -

Her butcher boy.


Hilda, telephone!

Yes, mrs. Wythe.

Romance seems

To be in the air.

I'll bet alan was bored to death

At palm beach.

He always did hate

House parties.

For a man who had

No appetite for boredom,

He bit off

A rather large slice -

Three weeks, to be exact.

Oh, there he is now.

Oh. It's you.

I think so.

After that rousing welcome,

May I come in?

I'm sorry.

I thought

It was someone else.

I got it.

Hiya, meg!

Hi, jimmy.

How nice.

I'll bet that dog hasn't caught

A hat in 50 years.

It's the gift,

Not the thought.

Oh, jimmy,

They're beautiful.

Well, they ought to be.

They came right out

Of your own garden.

How's the new novel

Coming along?

Oh, not so hot.

Of course

The plot's all right.

It's never failed me


I'm just having difficulty

Getting new names

For my characters.

What brings you

To the wilds of long island?

An overwhelming desire

To see the only woman

That ever appreciated

My genius...

And her brat.

To say nothing of the

Possibility of a free meal.

Children should be seen

And not heard, meg.

As a matter of fact,

The paper sent me down

To do a sketch of mrs. Jameson,

The hatchet woman -

You know,

The one over in jamaica

Who made love to her husband

With an ax.

Charming woman,

Just a tomboy at heart.

You ought to send mimi over

To play with her some afternoon.

I'll give you 10 to 1

We have to pay his fare home.

You nasty child.

She must take after

Her father.

Don't mind her, jimmy.

She's been thwarted

This afternoon.


How ith mithter wythe?

Pardon my lithp.

You needn't be sarcastic.

You don't even know him.

Only by his deeds -

Seen at el morocco,

Seen at south hampton,

Seen at noel coward's opening.

How does he do it anyway?

I'm broke, too.

Nobody seems

To see me anywhere.

Society reporters don't

Hang around corner saloons.

Well, they ought to. They'd meet

A much better class of people.

Can't you two

Ever get together

Without leaping

At each other's throats?

Suits me.

Shall we bury the hatchet,


As mrs. Jameson

Said to her husband?

I'm sorry, jimmy.

Think nothing of it,

My child.

Why do you let

Any man upset you?

When will you learn

To mind your own business

And stop playing dutch uncle

To me?

I can't see that you've made

Such a brilliant success

Of your life,

And what's more -

Saved by the bell.

Telegram for miss swift.

Thank you.

Sign here, please.

Thank you.

What is it?

"want you to be the first

To know of our engagement.

"expect you to be

Our loveliest bridesmaid.

Elizabeth and... Alan. "

Mimi, I'm so -

Mother, don't -

Don't say anything.

Would you like me

To scram?

What for?

There isn't going to be

A scene.

I won the consolation prize,

Didn't I?

I'm going to be a

Bridesmaid. Mimi, stop it.

Do bridesmaids

Ever wear black?

Jimmy, make her stop.


Of course they don't.

No, I'll - I'll wear

The conventional organdy

With forget-me-nots.

Now, look, mimi.

Cut it out.

Stop being noble.

Go ahead and cry.

If there's anything in the world

I hate, it's a noble woman.

I'll be as noble

As I like!

Oh, no, you won't.

Now cut it out.

Jimmy, leave me alone!

Now what do I do?

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