Herbert Kalness (Guy Kibbee) is an opinionated man and a huge grouch, but his loving family puts up with him. Herbert is upset when daughter Alice (Patricia Ellis) becomes engaged to Andrew Goodrich (Phillip Reed). Andrew is a Harvard man, and Herbert hates stuff shirts. After Herbert's rants ruin an engagement dinner for Alice, his wife Elizabeth (Aline MacMahon) decides to teach him a lesson. When Herbert brings some clients home to dinner, they get a big surprise.
Did You Know?
The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 1 January 1934 and closed in May 1934 after 154 performances. The opening night cast included J.C. Nugent
as Herbert and Elisabeth Risdon
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[Resisting the suggestion that his son go to college instead of going to work at Kalness' factory
I never saw a college man yet who was worth his salt - freshman year or any other year!
Aren't you being a bit severe on colleges, Mr. Kalness?
"Colleges"? We don't have 'em any more. Big athletic institutions. Football teams. Baseball teams. Crews, swimmers, hockey players. Tiddlywinks teams for all I know. Careening around the country to get their pictures in the paper!
Version of Father Is a Prince