This is such a lovely film and proves that even this early in his
career Robert Mitchum was an extremely versatile actor.
He is right at home in this comedy where 2 guys are in love
with the same lovely girl (Janet Leigh).
Janet Leigh plays Connie, who is employed as a comparison
shopper. Her job has her going to different department stores
comparing prices and quality.
She buys a train set from a harrassed toy salesman, Steve,
(Robert Mitchum) and the next day when she is returning it
he is sacked because he gives her a refund and is not stern
enough with her. Janet Leigh looks gorgeous so who could
blame him. He was supposed to take her picture and distribute
it to other departments.
She is a war widow with a lively little boy (played wonderfully
by George Gebert). There is a nice scene where Connie is telling
Timmy he is her "little man of the house" and he is replying that
soon he will leave home to get married and then she will be all
alone. It was very cute.
Wendell Corey plays Carl, who is hoping Connie will marry him
sooner rather than later.
It is a "feel good" movie - there are no "baddies" here. Wendell
Corey is very likable as Carl and he and Robert Mitchum have a
couple of great scenes together. There is also a orphaned squirrel
that Robert Mitchum adopts - it is not sickeningly sweet it is really