another jean arthur/charles coburn flick. this time she’s a store clerk and he’s the richest man in the world. after his workers threaten to strike he goes undercover and tries to find out who the troublemakers are. arthur befriends him and he gradually learns what it’s like to be a worker. this is the kind of depression era film that really shows the contrast between the social attitudes of the 30s/40s and today. of course there’s some romance in the film as well, but somehow they always manage to make it much more palatable than the dreck we usually see in films today. there’s a particularly good bit of dialogue from arthur on the subject of love. she’s at the beach speaking with coburn (who has no wife) about the topic and she speaks on it about as well as you’re likely see.
unforunately this isn’t available on dvd and i deleted my copy from tivo.