This was Hitchcock's only full-out American comedy (if we discount the black humor of THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY) and is not entirely satisfying. He agreed to direct it because Lombard was a close friend and felt that his style might widen the thin material and make it something better than it
was. Lombard would film only one more movie after this, the wonderful TO BE OR NOT TO BE, before dying in 1942 in a small plane. Lombard and Montgomery are a happy, if always-battling, couple. Their love is strong and they respect each other so much that they are willing to listen to the brittle
dialog each hurls. When first married, they agreed that they would never walk out on ...