The Affairs of Martha (1942)

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Members of a well-to-do small community become worried when it is revealed that one of their maids is writing a telling exposé.

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  • Melville Cooper and Virginia Weidler in The Affairs of Martha (1942)
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  • Richard Carlson and Marsha Hunt in The Affairs of Martha (1942)
  • Marjorie Main in The Affairs of Martha (1942)
  • Marsha Hunt, Marjorie Main, and Barry Nelson in The Affairs of Martha (1942)

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18 October 2007 | MartinHafer
7
| A very nice little romantic-comedy
The film begins with a small but very rich town all abuzz because a story appears in the newspaper that one of their servants has written a "tell all" novel. Most of the folks are worried that their own secrets and peccadilloes will be exposed, so everyone seems to be keyed up to say the least.

The film then centers on a particular household where Marjorie Main and Marsha Hunt are employed. Unbeknownst to all, sweet Marsha is the author, but no one seems to suspect her in particular. Later, when her boss' son (Richard Carlson) returns from an anthropological expedition, a MAJOR romantic mess is revealed and much of the rest of the film is a cute romantic comedy where it soon is apparent that these two have some unfinished business! The writing, acting and pacing of this little film are all excellent--resulting in a very nice and very watchable film. Considering the modest expectations of this low-budget film, it is a considerable success.

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