Mame Walsh promised their mother on her deathbed to look after little sister Janie; which is a strain, given that Janie helps herself cheerfully to everything from her sister’s clothes to the boyfriend who’s just proposed to her, and the money entrusted to her by fellow-employees at the store. You can’t blame Mame for being just a little hurt and jealous when she comes back from holiday to find out what’s been going on – but she can’t break that promise, so when it comes to getting Janie out of trouble, big sister comes to the rescue. —IMDb
Writer / director Frank Tuttle, whose Hollywood career stretched from the silent movie era to the dawn of the 1960s, was born on August 6, 1892, in New York City. His first credit in the movie industry was as a screenwriter for the Monte Blue picture The Kentuckians (1921) in 1921 for Famous Players-Lasky (Paramount). He made his directorial debut the following year with the melodrama The Cradle Buster (1922), starring Osgood Perkins. A contract director at Paramount, he directed 73 more movies before hanging up his megaphone after 1959’s Island of Lost Women (1959). His output included films ranging from the classic This Gun for Hire (1942)—the film that made Alan Ladd a star—to the Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy farce Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939).
Tuttle worked in every genre, including slapstick, and with greats and near-greats, from silent stars Clara Bow, Evelyn Brent, Louise Brooks, Thomas Meighan and Gloria Swanson to sound-era stand-outs Jean Arthur, Mary Astor… read more