Cinema: The New Picture: Mar. 14, 1938

Merrily We Live (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) spins a yarn as merry as it is unimportant about a delightfully diffuse matron (Billie Burke) whose hobby is putting tramps back on their feet. When unshaven, wayfaring Author Brian Aherne wants to use her telephone, her uplifting eye lights up. First thing Wayfarer Aherne knows he has become the family's handsome, clean-shaven chauffeur; next thing he knows, the roving eye of Daughter Constance Bennett has lit up, too, and he becomes the centre of as stormy a family ruckus as ever squalled. Before its capricious hour-and-a-half is...

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