A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family’s pretty older daughter.
Suzanne, a waitress, comes up with a sure-fire method for winning at the racetrack and, later, when she inherits a fortune from a customer of the restaurant, she use the same system for investing her money. Her stuff broker tries to dissuade her, but she persists and her investments increases her wealth.
Fed up with an escalating crime rate and an increasingly ineffective police force, blue-collar New Yorkers Willie and Cy join a citizen’s vigilante group. Their efforts to act as an auxiliary police force are comically inept, but director Ivan Passer lulls us into laughter only to catch us unprepared when he wants to play things in dead seriousness.
A stock-broker is stuck in a dreary job and a marriage that’s become a dull routine. To cope with the boredom and frustration, he resorts to voyeurism and extramarital love affairs.
Slapstick comedy based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. A stiff English officer, captain Charles Edstaston , and his fiancée Claire arrive in St. Petersburg. Edstaston is brought to the imperial court to seek audience with the empress Catherine. He obtains an interview with her courtier, the drunken Potemkin, who ends up carrying him in his arms to the empress and dumping him into her royal bed. From this moment on, the hapless Edstaston endeavours to escape from the clutches of the sex-crazed empress and leave the city with his English fiancée.
An advertising representative for an insurance company, A. C. gets into trouble when she okays several $1000 life-insurance policies as a publicity stunt. One of the recipients is Terry Moore, who, thanks to a typographical error, finds that he’s been insured for one million dollars. Desperately, A. C. tries to talk Terry into cancelling the policy, but his avaricious beneficiaries don’t want this to happen.
Newlyweds Mike and Julia Abbott can never be “alone at last” thanks to the unwelcome drop-ins by their friends, including flamboyant Russian musician Nicolai Cherupin and his wife Sonya, and by Julia’s ex-beau Larky and his wife Lydia. Seeking to escape their well-meaning but intrusive chums, Mike and Julia move into a luxury apartment, only to discover that their next-door neighbors are?.you guessed it.
A Boston school teacher fights with a group of impoverished Frenchmen for possession of an inherited château. Elizabeth Rockwell is indignant when she finds her château filled with squatters, a widower with five messy children, who have no regard for private property rights.