Call It a Day (1937)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sophisticated Comedy  |   Release Date - Apr 17, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Call It a Day is a Warner Bros. attempt at British light comedy. Nothing much happens of any consequence in this story of a day in the life of a typical middle-class London family, headed by accountant Ian Hunter. The husband is tempted by a seductress (Marcia Ralston), the wife (Freda Inescourt) tries but fails to have a "fling" herself, the daughter (Olivia De Havilland) throws herself at a married artist (Walter Woolf King), and all is set aright before the sun goes down. The film's funniest moments belong to droll Roland Young and sharp-tongued Alice Brady. Call It a Day was adapted from Dodie Smith's gossamer-thin stage play.

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Britain, family, problems, artist, dishonesty, extramarital-affair, husband-and-wife, school, sex, slice-of-life, Spring, actor, daughter