American couple Janet and Mike move to England for his business. She soon becomes paranoid that he is having an affair with his attractive secretary, and decides to get back at him by pretending she herself has been unfaithful.
Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".
At one of his many visits to his doctor, hypochondriac George Kimball mistakes a dying man's diagnosis for his own and believes he only has about two more weeks to live. Wanting to take care of his wife Judy, he doesn't tell her and tries to find her a new husband. When he finally does tell her, she quickly finds out he's not dying at all (while he doesn't) and she believes it's just a lame excuse to hide an affair, so she decides to leave him.Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
A couple of rather uncanny coincidences to both of the main stars, are of note to latterly assessing this film: in the film, Rock Hudson's husband character, in believing he is going to die of a heart problem, seeks out other men (with Tony Randall) to perhaps be potential future husbands for when (so he believes) his wife, Doris Day, will be widowed: and of one, says, "He's quite handsome": in real life Hudson's homosexuality was then still not general public knowledge; plus, for the same reason, his believed impending death, he also begins to get his affairs in order so that his wife, played by Doris Day, would not financially want when to become his widow: four years later, Day's real life husband, Martin Melcher - who also executive produced this film - died from a heart (enlarged) cause, which then left Day, in real life, with unexpected debt travails. See more »
The level of the sand in the toy truck that Arnold is filling. See more »
If I had known it would be like this, I would've told you I was dying right away.
Well, you should have. Promise me you'll never keep anything like that from me again.
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Opening credits prologue: "The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals." Sir William Osler See more »
I stumbled across this movie one morning. I don't usually like comedies from this era, but I really liked this one. It is very cute and funny and just perfect. The three are a great team and Tony Randall is especially funny. I recommend it to all.
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