A woman raises her son Ted to be a good loser, in effect creating a weakling who never asserts himself. Even after marrying his childhood sweetheart Barbara and assuming family obligations, Ted cannot bring himself to fight for respect. The worm finally turns when Barbara starts stepping out on her Milquetoast husband, who then turns out not to be so passive after all. All comes full circle in this slyly symmetrical romantic comedy, with the final scene neatly skewering the complications set up in the opening reel.
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Did You Know?
The short story upon which this film is based, "Everybody Was Very Nice", by Stephen Vincent Benet, was published in the September 5, 1936 edition of The Saturday Evening Post. See more
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
Music by Sholom Secunda
Original lyrics by Jacob Jacobs
English lyrics by Sammy Cahn
and Saul Chaplin
Sung by Priscilla Lane
Variations played throughout as part of the score See more