When William Gridley arrives from the US in London, he rents part of Carly Hardwicke's house from her and promptly begins to fall in love. Gridley doesn't know that many people think she killed her husband but his boss, on the American embassy staff, knows and doesn't take this "lapse of judgment" lightly. Since Carly is also American, Gridley saves his job by introducing her to his boss, who is promptly smitten and promises to help her. So when a Scotland Yard detective arrives, wanting to get to the truth one way or another, they say they'll help him. And then the comedic complications really begin.
Did she...or did she?
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Did You Know?
Sammy Fain and Mack David wrote a title song for the film and Fred Astaire recorded it on May 16, 1962, but it wasn't included in the final release version of the film. See more
When Jake Lemmon's character runs up the stairs to confront Kim Novak's character after the trial (at app. 1 hr. 20 min), he brushes his left hand across the square column on the landing and the obviously wet stain or paint smears. See more
I'm hanging up as soon as I get my foot out of my mouth. Did I call you at an inopportune moment again?
William 'Bill' Gridley
Most inopportune, sir.
Then you have my full permission to hang up on me.
Miss Novak's gowns designed by... Herself See more
I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General
from "The Pirates of Penzance"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Played by band at Wessex Hotel See more