first half absolutely bangs. second half strains, the meanness outweighing the charm a bit-- but we do get Claudette Colbert stuffing her mouth with scallions, which is fucking *hilarious.* overall still better than most comedies would dream of being.
great cast, plenty of laughs. there's a good 20-30 minute stretch in the middle of this once Ameche shows up at the Chateau that's about as funny as any stretch of screwball I've seen. and the last line/"The End" reveal is killer.
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