Doctor Helen Hunt (Barbara Stanwyck) meets millionaire playboy Peter Kirk (Henry Fonda) in an unusual way: he crashes practically at her feet at a ski resort. He insists that only she can treat his (minor) injuries and soon proposes marriage, which she accepts.
On their wedding night, Helen is called away by a medical emergency. When she returns, Peter has fallen asleep. Peter becomes jealous and gets into confrontations with two of her patients, Robert Andrews (Gordon Jones) and Frederick Vandemer (Roger Clark). He is chagrined to learn that Vandemer had also staged a skiing accident to get to know Helen and that Vandemer asked her to marry him.
Helen recruits Billings (Edgar Buchanan), Peter’s groundskeeper, to try unsuccessfully to interest the idle Peter in gardening. After another, very embarrassing altercation with Vandermer, Peter gets a job as a tie salesman under the alias of “John Jenkins” to try to please his wife. Peter finds that he likes working and becomes ambitious. Helen is delighted and decides to retire and become a housewife. However, the other department store employees recognize him and resent him for taking a job away from somebody who actually needs it, resulting in his firing. —Wikipedia
Wesley Ruggles (June 11, 1889 – January 8, 1972) was an American film director.
He was born in Los Angeles, a younger brother of actor Charles Ruggles. He began his career in 1915 as an actor, appearing in a dozen or so silent films, on occasion with Charles Chaplin.
In 1917, he turned his attention to directing, making more than 50 mostly forgettable films — including a silent film version of Edith Wharton’s novel The Age of Innocence (1924) — before he won acclaim with Cimarron in 1931. The adaptation of Edna Ferber’s novel Cimarron, about homesteaders settling in the prairies of Oklahoma, was the first Western to win an Academy Award as Best Picture.
Although Ruggles followed this success with the light comedy No Man of Her Own (1932) with Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, the comedy I’m No Angel (1933) with Mae West and Cary Grant, College Humor (1933) with Bing Crosby, and Bolero (1934) with George Raft and Carole Lombard, few of his later films were in any way… read more