Passed | | Comedy, Romance
Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications.
The film resulted in large part from the commercial failure of Parnell. That film had featured Myrna Loy and Clark Gable, a pairing the studio wanted to cultivate, but audiences had a cool response to the product. MGM wanted Loy to rebound from the failure with what they knew was a bankable formula -- pairing her with William Powell. The studio's instincts were correct, and this film was a commercial success. Incidentally, the Parnell flop did not permanently sour MGM's attempt to pair Gable and Loy; the two co-starred twice the following year in Test Pilot and Too Hot to Handle.
It made me think of the time we were hunting in Africa. And we got lost and had to spend the night in a tree because you were afraid of snakes. Remember? And you insisted upon coming down. You said you'd feel safer with the snakes. Remember?
In a scene near the end that takes place in William Powell's trailer, an Oscar statuette is visible in the background standing on a white shelf. In the next shot, the statuette is on top of a black box that is on the white shelf. The following shot has the Oscar back on the white shelf. A few moments later, the statuette is knocked over, and is seen toppling from on top of the black box again.