Synopsis: A southern country doctor is called on by a visiting circus man to cure his sick elephant. After the doctor heals the grateful beast, the elephant becomes so attached to him that it starts to follow him everywhere.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Gordon Douglas
Production: United Artists
73 min

Jack, it's beautiful.

There's just one thing, Young Lady...

What's that?

I don't believe in long engagements.

Neither do I.

Now, I may be wrong, but I never did believe

in long engagements, and I always will.

- Oh, Mother. Mother.

- Darling.

- Isn't it wonderful?

- Oh, isn't it lovely?

It looks just like the one your

father ALMOST gave me.

I beg your pardon Mrs. Tibbett, but don't you

think I better speak to your husband about this?

Why, yes, Jeffrey, I think that

would be a good idea.

Zero! Zero!

Ma'am, Mizz Tibbett?

Zero, come here!

Yes, 'am. This knife keeps slippin' and fallin'...

Zero, run down to the village and tell

Dr. Tibbett to come home right away.

- Yes, 'am.

- Wait a minute.

Tell him Mrs. Carter's comin' to dinner.

- You will invite your mother, won't you?

- Yes, of course.

Wait a minute!

Now, let me see. What was the other

thing I wanted to tell you to tell him?

Uh...I don't know. Ma'am...there...Mizz Tibbett...

About the engagement.

Oh, yes, of course. Tell him Mr. Jeffrey wants

to ask his permission to marry Miss Mary.

You got that all straight?

Yes, 'am, but...not exactly...

Well, that's just fine, now run along.

Yes, 'am

And please hurry, because

I've got a million things to do.

Well, to work, to work, to work, to work.

Don't folks know you can get places,

most places without so much hurryin'?

Get outta my way, Boy, don't

you see I'm on business.

It's a boy.

And you just take it easy and relax, Mr. Dover,

and in a few days you'll be yourself again.

A boy, Doctor. I still can't believe it.

- Well, if at first you...

- Oh, by the way, Doctor, ah...

About your bill...

- I'll pay it at just as soon as...

- Never mind, Mr. Dover.

This one's on me.

- Well, good day.

- Good day.

- Dr. Tibbett, Sir.

- Whatsa matter, Zero?

Mizz Tibbett's saying...house...

it's powerful important.

- Get in the buggy.

- Yes, Sir.

- I got done following Mizz Tibbett... ... ...

- What was wrong?

It was somethin' 'bout... ... ... ...

... ... ... ...

... ... ... ... ... ...

... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

- What happened to your arm?

- Trying...knife...

Well, is there somebody sick?

No...uh...never said medicine...

Well, was there a fire?

- No, Sir, there's no firemens there...

- Can you think of what's wrong?

Yes, Sir, I KNOW what's wrong, but...

I just can't remember, Doctor.

And I remember so much...

... ... ... ...

... ... ... ... ... ...

... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Well, never mind, we're home now

and I can find out for myself.

Yes, Sir.

Bessie! Oh, Bessie!

Bessie, are you all right?

Fine, thank you, Henry! How are you?

But, what about Mary, is she all right?

Why, she's just fine, Henry.

- But, Bessie!

- Yes, Dear?

Zero told me...

Mary, how does the upstairs look?

It's all finished, Mother. Just sit

down and stop worrying, Dear.

- Oh, Dad, isn't it all exciting?

- Isn't WHAT exciting?

Where do these flowers go, Mary?

Right in that vase, Mother,

that's where I just put them.

Oh, well, you know how to do it, then.

Mary, what's all this excitement about?

Zero, where's that silver polish?

Polish is uh...

- Mary, wait a minute...

- Dehlia! Dehlia!

- Yes, 'am?

- Where's the silver polish?

Never mind, I've got it.

Oh, Daddy, I'm so happy. Aren't you?

Dehlia! Come out of that oven and

tell me what's going on in this house!

I'z sorry, Dr. Tibbett, I got so much work

to do, and Mizz Tibbett told me directly

that I wasn't to talk to

nobody, not even to myself.

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Corey Ford

Corey Ford (April 29, 1902 – July 27, 1969) was an American humorist, author, outdoorsman, and screenwriter. He was friendly with several members of the Algonquin Round Table in New York City and occasionally ate lunch there. Ford was a member of the Class of 1923 at Columbia College of Columbia University, where he edited the humor magazine Jester of Columbia and wrote the Varsity Show Half Moon Inn. He also joined, and was expelled from, the Philolexian Society. Failing to graduate, he embarked on a career as a freelance writer and humorist. In the 1930s he was noted for satirical sketches of books and authors penned under the name "John Riddell". Theodore Dreiser was shown adopting the guise of a common workman building his newest and biggest novel from bricks and mortar. He reviewed Dead Lovers are Good Lovers as "Dead Novelists are Good Novelists." Ford's series of "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair magazine featured ill-assorted celebrities, among them Stalin vs. John D. Rockefeller, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes vs. Al Capone, Sigmund Freud vs. Jean Harlow, Sally Rand vs. Martha Graham, Gertrude Stein vs. Gracie Allen, Adolf Hitler vs. Huey Long. Ford published 30 books and more than 500 magazine articles, many of them marked with a gregarious sense of humor, a love of dogs and "underdogs." He told many stories of the literary scene in the twenties, of headhunters in Dutch Borneo, of U.S. airmen in combat during World War II. He loved conversation and comradeship and was a great listener as well. more…

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