Directed by Richard Boleslawski • 1936 • United States
Starring Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell
Irene Dunne established herself as one of screwball’s brightest comedic talents with this exuberant tale of a small-town girl living a double life as the secret author of a scandalous bestseller. Being a Sunday school teacher in conservative Lynnfield, Connecticut, has forced Theodora (Dunne) to use an assumed name to pen a steamy romance novel. Keeping up appearances becomes harder than ever when the book becomes an overnight sensation and Theodora falls for the novel’s ultrasophisticated illustrator (Melvyn Douglas), who has some secrets of his own.