Charming adaptation of the comic play by Thurber and Nugent (who also directed the film) about a stuffy midwestern college professor who plans to read a letter written by Vanzetti (of Sacco and Vanzetti infamy) to his students. The trustees, lead by Pallette, say that Fonda will be fired if
he dares read the missive that was penned a few days before the alleged anarchists were executed. At the same time, Carson arrives in town. He's an old flame of Fonda's wife, de Havilland, and she is, once again, taken by his dubious charm. Carson has come home for "the big game," and Fonda thinks
he's just a big, beefy bore. Anderson is the editor of the school paper who writes...