Where the last film I saw, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, was, as I said, "nice entertaining fluff" but "by no means the best of it's genre or era", this film in contrast is likely among the best of those things. I kind of loved this. Everything is perfect about it, and everything perfectly enjoyable and fun. There are no complaints.
Fun Sturges comedy chock full of comic gems but doesn't know how to end its' story. Colbert a delight and McCrea OK but it's Rudy Vallee who really shines here as a take off on Rockefeller with a good supporting turn by Mary Astor. 'That's one of the tragedies of this life- that the men who are most in need of a beating are always enormous.'
A really terrific film by Sturges! I can't think of any director currently working who can make a studio romantic comedy that articulates such a worldly, intelligent view of love while still coloring (just barely) inside the lines of commercial entertainment. A witty masterpiece about what's expected from men and women (by 1942 standards), and both a celebration and satire of the wish-fulfillment of movie romance.