Three smalltown girls, Noreen, Edna, and Marsha, arrive in the big city and rent an apartment together. When Marsha becomes locked out without her key, handsome architect Gordon Wales helps her get in, and a mild flirtation develops. Gordon gets Marsha a job with wealthy William Marriott, who falls for her. Marriott, though, is a racketeer with vengeful enemies. When he is murdered, Gordon becomes a suspect, due to remarks by Marsha that cause the authorities to think Gordon was jealous of Marriott over Marsha. Gordon, however, has found himself truly attracted to Marsha’s roommate, Noreen. Noreen nobly enlists her small-town sweetheart in Gordon’s legal defense. –IMDb
Sidney Lanfield (April 20, 1898 – June 20, 1972) was a film director known for directing comedy films and later television programs.
The one-time musician’s first directing job was for the Fox Film Corporation in 1930; he went on to direct a number of films for 20th Century Fox. In 1941, he directed the Fred Astaire film You’ll Never Get Rich for Columbia Pictures, then moved to Paramount Pictures. There Lanfield worked on a number of film comedies. He is probably best remembered for directing actor Bob Hope in a number of films including My Favorite Blonde (1942), Let’s Face It (1943), Where There’s Life (1947), and The Lemon Drop Kid (1951). Lanfield’s most profitable film, however, was the first teaming of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson in 1939’s The Hound of the Baskervilles.
In the early 1950s the reputedly strict taskmaster-director moved to television where his vaudeville and comic background in films were put to use in television comedies including… read more