Basically, story and characters are much to-do about nothing, but the pace is fast, the dialog flip and sophisticated, and the playing expert. This gives the material a surface brightness that makes it look better than it is.

Basically, story and characters are much to-do about nothing, but the pace is fast, the dialog flip and sophisticated, and the playing expert. This gives the material a surface brightness that makes it look better than it is.

Haydn’s directorial debut is creditable. He sets up his characters and situations to keep the chuckles rolling from the broad antics. Plot [based on the play, Oh! Brother, by Jacques Deval] concerns a screwball family and the idiot heir to millions, with a number of tangent ramifications that keep the fun pot boiling.

John Lund and Wanda Hendrix team brightly in the principal roles and film receives major assists from Barry Fitzgerald, Monty Woolley, Ilka Chase and others.

Haydn has given considerable footage to a display of the brawn of Lund and Robert Stack, romantic rivals, even to the point of neglecting Hendrix in a bathing suit. In addition to directing Haydn cuts himself in for a very funny bit as an eccentric lawyer, using the name of Richard Rancyd.

Miss Tatlock's Millions

Production

Paramount. Director Richard Haydn; Producer Charles Brackett; Screenplay Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen; Camera Charles B. Lang Jr; Editor Everett Douglas; Music Victor Young; Art Director Hans Dreier, Franz Bachelin

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1948. Running time: 99 MIN.

With

John Lund Wanda Hendrix Barry Fitzgerald Monty Woolley Robert Stack
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