Skewed variation on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," courtesy of Howard Hawks and a zany Wilder-Brackett screenplay. Cooper is a stodgy linguist researching slang for a new encyclopedia. In order to get closer to it, he recruits Stanwyck, as a stripper who knows exactly what color the
cat's pajamas should be and why it's 23, not 24 or 22 Skiddoo. Cooper lives in a huge house with seven other longhairs and Stanwyck goes on the lam and moves in. There's a veritable corps de comedy in the character actors here; one look at the cast list will convince anyone that scene-stealing
would have been rampant without the firm Hawks hand. Terrific, crackling dialogue, especia...