Passed | | Comedy, Romance
After a ski instructor catches her husband flirting with an old flame, she decides to pose as her (fictitious) twin sister in an attempt to keep him faithful.
The studio forced Greta Garbo to take dancing lessons for this film, which she detested - once even hiding from her dancing instructor in a tree at her home.
This is a strange rendezvous. In fact, in my experience, unique.
When 'Katherine' utters the line, "I suppose when you spend all your time rolling about in the snow that it does something purifying for your character," the movement of Garbo's mouth does not match the last three words (i.e. when the shot changes to a side angle of her right face).
Although given a PCA approval certificate, the released film was heartily condemned by the Catholic Church, which applied enough pressure to force MGM to revise the film, and replace the existing copies for future bookings. The major problem was that Melvyn Douglas thought he was seducing his wife's twin sister in the original version, which also had a few risque scenes. These were eliminated, and a scene was added where Douglas calls the ski lodge to find out his wife left, so that he knows the twin is really his wife. The net effect was to reduce the movie's running time to 90 minutes (from the original 94 minutes). This is the version Turner Classic Movies shows every once in a while. This also might also explain the late copyright date and copyright length of 90 minutes.