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½ July 8, 2016
Dopey film that is a hybrid of two genres from the thirties and early forties: the screwball comedy and the murder mystery. If this sounds a bit like The Thin Man (1934), then you are not far wrong - undoubtedly the team of William Powell and Myrna Loy were a model for this film's Brian Aherne and Loretta Young. Aherne is a mystery writer himself (who also seems to like a drink, a la Powell) and Young is his wife who rents a Greenwich Village basement apartment to provide him with more ambience for his creative process. When a dead body turns up in their garden, we are introduced to a number of suspects from the same apartment building, all of whom seem to be sharing a secret - and perhaps a guilty one! When Sidney Toler (the second Charlie Chan) shows up as a police detective, you know we are in genre territory. Unfortunately, despite engaging performances from Aherne and Young, the whole thing feels a bit flat.
½ July 19, 2015
A poor attempt at imitating the Thin Man movies. Loretta Young's over acting is difficult to watch.
Super Reviewer
June 23, 2013
Something a little different for the stars, a comic murder mystery. Sprightly pace and well matched costars add up to a solid film.
January 27, 2013
it was really a night I couldnt remember... not my type of movie, boring storyline which makes it harder to follow. Fell asleep watching this couldn't keep my attention, acting is decent though.
January 24, 2013
Not remotely the same story released in Britain 15 years to do with the Titanic, but a strange mystery concerning a married couple (Loretta Young and Brian Aherne) and there house. They are in the process of moving, but people keep coming in and out of the premise, and then there the turtle "Hickory." It gets even stranger, not scary, when a murder victim shows up in their backyard. Silly but likable movie that contains enjoyable performances by the cast and some amusing light-hearted comedy. Ironically, despite the film sharing the title with another to do with the famous tragic voyage, Aherne was the captain of the vessel in the 1953 version of the "Titanic!"
January 22, 2013
a fluffy frothy who dunnit from the hollywood factory machine 2 get WWII audiences off the war.
January 16, 2012
great,a lost classic
December 7, 2009
The leads certainly try in this mystery comedy, but Powell and Loy they are not.
Super Reviewer
September 5, 2009
Fluffy whodunit from the Hollywood factory, not yet into the noir stage. Cast is game and the pace brisk, only marred by lame comedy situations in a few places, like a tortoise crawling over Young's foot and Aherne trying to make roast beef. Pleasant time spent on TCM.
August 22, 2009
Not to be confused with that film about the Titanic. This is a bit of a hybrid melodrama and comedy that doesn't satisfy in either category. The leads are appealing...but that's about all it has to offer. I give one star for each.
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