- Original title
- The Talk of the Town
- Running Time
- 118 min.
- United States
- George Stevens
- Irwin Shaw, Sidney Buchman, Dale Van Every (Story: Sidney Harmon)
- Frederick Hollander
- Ted Tetzlaff (B&W)
- Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell, Charles Dingle, Emma Dunn, Rex Ingram, Leonid Kinskey, Tom Tyler, Don Beddoe
- Production Co.
- Columbia Pictures
Drama. Comedy. Romance
- Synopsis / Plot
- When accused arsonist Leopold Dilg escapes jail, he hides out in the home of old friend (and sweetheart) Nora. Nora happens to be renting a farmhouse to Supreme Court candidate Michael Lightcap, but she lets Dilg hide in the attic while Lightcap gets settled. The next day, she introduces Dilg as the gardener. In conversation, though, Lightcap realizes that the gardener has a lot to say about the law! Nora and Dilg team up to convince him that Dilg was framed. The three dodge the cops, try to capture the real crooks, and discover that both men have fallen for Nora. Two different endings were filmed, one in which Nora gives her heart to Dilg, the other in which she leaves with Lightcap. Guess which one remains the classic comic conclusion.
: 7 Nominations for Oscar, including Movie, Story, OST (Drama), Editing, Screenplay
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