A big hit in its day and a typical Hollywood evocation of a genteel, bygone middle America of the 1920s that never was, this poor man's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS presents prissy, spinsterish Clifton Webb as the father of twelve. Get real! Though Webb has his fair share of amusing moments, his
trademark waspish but kindly crankiness loses its grip here amidst the floodtides of familial fondness. Loy, sadly soft-pedalled in the footage department, is on firmer ground as his devoted wife, a psychologist who uses the tricks of her trade on her efficiency expert husband whenever necessary.
The film has no particular driving story but rather is a host of minor family incident...