Former press agent Jacobs always felt that "bigger was better," so for this, his first venture into film producing, he decided to do a huge comedy, filled with stars, huge sets, and colorful costumes. It all went to prove that bigger isn't better. As the film opens, MacLaine is sharing
her tale of woe with psychiatrist Cummings. Seems she's worth $200 million, but she wants to give the money to the IRS because she believes it's cursed. In flashback, the story unfolds, beginning with her refusal to marry the very wealthy Martin. Instead, she weds Van Dyke, a poor shopkeeper.
Upset because Martin has told her she's made a big mistake, Van Dyke works tirelessly to ama...