- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 25, 2011
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
David Maldon (Van Johnson) nearly drowned during World War 2 -- in a flood of brandy! Developing a condition known as "Liquor Recoil," David must avoid alcohol at all costs; the merest whiff makes him wobbly, and a quaff makes him crazy. Fortunately for David, he has a unique guardian angel watching out for him -- his boss' daughter, Mary (Elizabeth Taylor).
Writer/Director Norman Krasna is famous for his modern fairy-tale romances, often building skyscrapers of screwball set-ups from one absurd element. Less noted, however, is his proclivity for wrapping the sweetness around a serious social issue. Little chance of that being overlooked in this Krasna film, the first of two Liz would do with Van Johnson, as midway through the story veers off to directly confront racism and intolerance in post WW2 America. But don't worry -- there's still the menace of company parties and toasts to keep the comedy coming.
An honor student hired by a plush law firm, nearly drowns in brandy during a bombing raid in WW II. Now, just a whiff of the hard stuff renders him totally pie-eyed!
Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson team up for this frothy comic outing.
David -- a young man who fought in the Second World War and, later, overcomes his dirt-poor roots to attend law school -- graduates and lands work at a distinguished legal firm. Soon, he has eyes for the senior partner's daughter, Mary.
But will David's unusual allergy to alcohol prove disastrous in the courting of Mary' His would-be girlfriend offers her pop psychological advice and, just maybe, they can make it as a couple.
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