A Woman of Distinction is a loosely-tied grabbag of screwball and nonsensical doings about two warring-but-loving pedagogues. Sans much logic, the Rosalind Russell-Ray Milland teamwork is good for more laughs than not and the gags overcome a yarn [by Hugo Butler and Ian McLellan Hunter] that lacks sound motivation.
Featured is a running duel between Russell, the woman of distinction too busy for romance, and Prof Milland, who is dragged into a faked news-headlined affair with the dean of a woman’s college through the connivings of an overly-diligent press agent.
Russell pitches in with nice change of pace. Milland pieces together the necessary ingredients of genteel sobriety, confusion and indignation.