Co-screenwriter Milton Holmes had been the tennis pro at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club and, in that capacity, met many of the stars and moguls who made the movies. He cooked up a story and showed it to Cary Grant, who thought it had some merit. Holmes was paid a fee, then went on salary as
he teamed with veteran Adrian Scott to write the screenplay. At first glance, it's not an easy tale to swallow because Grant is shown as a rogue gambler who takes great pleasure in dodging the draft and is not above bilking a charity out of money earmarked for the war effort. Despite that, the
picture turned a neat profit that neared $2 million (chicken feed by the standards of t...