The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

A very funny movie with a unique plot and screwball ending…one of the best comedies you will see in any era.

This is the first “Undercover Boss” – A tycoon gets more than he bargains for as he goes undercover to ferret out a group of employees threatening strikes and labor walkouts.

This is a screwball comedy which really has alot of funny moments and just keeps piling it on up until the chaotic ending!

IN THE SPIRIT OF FRANK CAPRA

Sam Wood is the Director of the film and he has some really good movies…my favorites are “Pride of the Yankees”, “A Night at the Opera” and this film.  Sam Wood really had his hand is some great screwball comedies, and this one is right toward is toward the top.  This movie reminds you of a Frank Capra movie, but it’s not…sometimes we forget, that Sam Wood also had his hand in some great screwball comedies.

CHARLES COBURN – A FORGOTTEN MOVIE ICON

Jean Arthur plays in innocent type that wants to do what’s right but isn’t sure if she is willing to risk everything.  Charles Coburn is the main character, and he is a delight throughout the whole movie.  I just love watching Charles Coburn movies…I desire to see them all.  “The Lady Eve” is my favorite and then this film.  Also, “The Bachelor Mother” is a cute little film with a stunningly beautiful Ginger Rogers!

Coburn is wickedly funny and show just how great of an actor her was.  This movie also has Jean Arthur who is really known for her unique voice, and also Edmund Gwen, yes the guy the plays Santa Claus in “The Miracle on 34th Street.”

SCREWBALL PLOT AND ENDING MAKE THIS AN ENJOYABLE FAMILY FILM

This movie is one of my favorites…it has funny scene after funny scene…It is great for the entire family…the fun continues to build up until the end.  I rated this movie 9 stars out of 10, but it is very close to perfection…it has everything you want in a film and more.

Todd Morgan
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Todd is one of nation's top classic movie experts, with a passion and determination to help the younger generation discover some of the truly greatest movies ever made. Todd reviews 2-3 movies every week and also prepares classic movie trivia, lists, writes books, and develops games all on Classic Movies. Contact him at classicmovieguy.com@gmail.com.

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