A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.
After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.
In suburban Lochester, New England, three people end up living together in high school teacher Nora Shelley's rental house. The first is her new tenant, renowned Harvard law professor Michael Lightcap, who has rented the house for the summer while he writes his new book. The second is Nora herself. Despite having an auspicious first meeting, Lightcap hires Nora to be his live-in cook and secretary for a week until his manservant Tilney arrives. The third is Joseph, the property's gardener, who is currently laid up with a sprained ankle. In reality, Joseph is Nora's childhood friend Leopold Dilg, who has just escaped from prison. Leopold was being tried for the arson of the factory where he worked, and for murder for the death of the factory foreman Clyde Bracken, whose body was never recovered but who is assumed to have died in the fire. Despite the danger to herself, Nora hides Leopold since she believes his story that although he, as an activist, did speak out about the dangerous ... Written by
This was the first time since the silent era that Ronald Colman was billed below another male lead. See more »
In some shots the rain seems to be following just in front of the camera or a double exposure technique was used. See more »
Listen, I can't hang around here even if I wanted to. Lightcap's ordered me out 50 times since last night. I'm here now only by the grace of being in his pajamas. One minute I'm out of these and I'm out on my ear!
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Talk of the Town is an excellent combination of a screwball comedy and
drama. Grant plays well in both genres and is aided here with very capable
co-stars, Arthur and Coleman. The discussions between Dilg and the
concerning the practical and theoretical aspects of the law are both
entertaining in their tit-for-tat presentation and thought provoking in
their philosophical content. Jean Arthur is also very charming as the love
interest who helps move them to compromise. I thoroughly enjoyed this
intelligent, witty, funny, and well-acted film and strongly recommend it,
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