Released Date: December 24, 1937
Director: Wesley Ruggles
Actors: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore, Una Merkel, Porter Hall, Edgar Kennedy, Lynne Overman, Irving Bacon, and Fritz Feld
Carole Lombard's birthday was two days ago. And I have to say, TCM had a great lineup of movies staring Lombard. This was not shown on that day, but I did see it during her day on TCM's Under The Stars. I fell in love with it immediately. Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray and Una Merkel are amazing together. So funny and so witty. Also John Barrymore, who is Drew Barrymore's grandfather. I can't tell you how great this cast is. I seriously laughed through the whole thing.
Helen Bartlett (Carole Lombard) becomes worried about money after her husband Kenneth (Fred MacMurray) says no to yet another client. Kenneth is a lawyer, and will only take clients that are truthful. He also won't take on a client that actually did the crime they are being charged for. Which is very good but also really bad. Because that means less clients. His wife Helen sends him a client, that stole chickens to sell for money. When Kenneth asked him if he stole the chickens the man said no. But when Kenneth asks him for money, the man said that he would give it to him after he sells the chickens. When Helen hears that Kenneth said no to the man, she gets herself a job. They are very poor, but Kenneth does not want his wife to work. So she gets the job but does not tell her husband about it. But when Helen's new boss is murdered, she is the first suspect. And so Kenneth now finds out about her secret job, and on top of it all, he has to help her get out of this mess. This movie sounds heavy, but trust me, you will be laughing the whole time.