Two servants place a bet on who can be the first to seduce the other’s wealthy female employer, setting off an outrageous series of sexual entanglements and comic confusions. Paul Bartel’s comedy uses its bedroom farce framework to satirize Beverly Hills society, particularly the lives of the shallow rich.
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The sailor in this entertaining 20th Century-Fox programmer is Danny Malone, while the lady is Sally Gilroy. Danny’s impending marriage to Sally is put on the back burner when she is put in charge of an orphaned baby. During naval maneuvers, the infant is accidentally deposited on board Danny’s ship. Chaos reigns supreme until Danny hits upon a way to set things right.
New ranch owner Frank Madden, half Indian but posing as white, arrives just as an all white jury finds the three white Shipley brothers who lynched three Indians innocent. There is soon trouble between Frank and the Shipleys who are using Frank’s land to graze their cattle. When the brother of one of the Indian victims kills a Shipley, Frank is accused and put in jail. The Shipleys then organize a lynch mob and head for the jail.
Marigold Tate runs away from boarding school to stay with her retired aunt. She faces hostility from the locals, who display bigotry and snobbery towards her. During a witchcraft trial she is forced into a pool of water. The event is covered by newspaper editor Julian Barrow, who falls in love with Tate. The couple eventually move to New York, where Barrow gets a job on a newspaper.
A one act play about a young doctor who ditch his safe middle-class existence to become a cowboy out West.
Two American leave a ship where they had stowed away, in a Middle Eastern port and wind up in the fighting in a brutal civil war.
Clive Langham spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his family is. But is this how they really are or is it his own vindictive slant on things?
In 1925, John becomes President of the prosperous Warren Bank when Maggie retires. Six years later, John, Helen and the two children are happy in their home, but the two mother-in-laws are still bickering. When Lizzy inadvertently starts a run on the bank, it closes when Maggie learns that John has done what she had told him never to do – used the bank bonds for a get rich quick scheme.