Passed | | Comedy
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
Jack L. Warner confirmed that he had bought the movie rights in 1944, three years before this movie was released.
Why didn't you kneel in the church today?
Clarence Day: I... I just couldn't.
Vinnie: Just because your father doesn't kneel, you must remember he wasn't brought up to kneel in church, but you *were*. Has it anything to do with Mary? I know that she is a Methodist.
Clarence Day: Oh, no, ...
When Mr. Day is alone in the parlor while Vinnie is ill, he drinks a glass of water and then goes to give some water to the infamous rubber plant. However, he pours the water on a large leaf, and it runs down the leaf and onto the table top instead.
The opening credits are superimposed on scenes of old New York, viewed as if through an old-fashioned stereopticon.