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1940 1h 42m Comedy List
Reviews 36% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
After a chance encounter, a New York City bookkeeper named Jean Newton (Ginger Rogers) begins to believe that struggling caricature artist David Grant (Ronald Colman) brings her good luck. Soon after, Jean and David decide to buy a sweepstakes ticket in a horse race together. When their horse finishes first, the two embark on a celebratory road trip to Niagara Falls. However, they're followed by Jean's suspicious boyfriend, Freddie Harper (Jack Carson). Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A slight comedy with no edge and not much wit. Rated: C+ Jul 17, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Extremely thin but Ginger is a blast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/25/23 Full Review Tom M Silly premise ... but still fun ... classic Rogers (when she wasn't dancing with Fred) ... fiesty, funny and lovely. (She won best actress Oscar same year for an atypical role as Kitty Foyle ). Colman is , as always ,smooth, debonaire and just good looking enough to get the girl (he's no Cary Grant !). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/15/20 Full Review Audience Member Great Cast that must works with a goofy script. I can understand why it was a hit back in 1940. The plot is progressive and optimistic, two characteristics very lacking in a modern audience. It's just a fun little movie that showcases the talents of every cast member. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny in spurts, but that last act with the court scenes really drags the movie to a halt. There's also just something a little rapey about Ronald Colman, watch out Ginger! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Cute if improbable comedy with Ronald Colman and Ginger working well together. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member rather hokey situation to wrap its self into when all it could have been was a romance between the main cast the way the film first starts. Things and character are dropped in the audience lap for no reason and the mystery indentity surprise was just a waste of writing. The only highlight of the film is the ever delightful Harry Devenport as the judge. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After a chance encounter, a New York City bookkeeper named Jean Newton (Ginger Rogers) begins to believe that struggling caricature artist David Grant (Ronald Colman) brings her good luck. Soon after, Jean and David decide to buy a sweepstakes ticket in a horse race together. When their horse finishes first, the two embark on a celebratory road trip to Niagara Falls. However, they're followed by Jean's suspicious boyfriend, Freddie Harper (Jack Carson).
Director
Lewis Milestone
Producer
Harry E. Edington, George Haight
Screenwriter
Allan Scott, John Van Druten
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Feb 15, 2011
Runtime
1h 42m