Uncle Goliath warms his pan of snail soup, the child prodigy rehearses his Ancient Egyptian vocables, while the artist wrestles with his masterwork, 'The Sublimation of the Inanimate': just the average members of your average screwball-comedy family. Haley is the lawyer tasked with getting the signatures of the entire bunch on some McGuffin of a property deed. Preminger, in one of his early assignments, directs efficiently, but with little feeling for screwball form; with hindsight it was hardly his sort of thing. Amiable enough, but, as ever, a little loveable eccentricity goes a very long way.
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