People Will Talk (1935)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

No relation to the 1951 Cary Grant film of the same name, People Will Talk was another of Paramount's moneymaking comedies starring Charles Ruggles and Mary Boland. This time the middle-aged pair try to patch up the marriage of their daughter (Leila Hyams) and son-in-law (Dean Jagger, with hair). They do this to quell the local gossip mongers, who have been set abuzz by the fact that daughter has come home alone. Ruggles and Boland stage a fake fight, hoping to shame their daughter into returning to her husband--and, as expected, the phony quarrel turns into the genuine article. People Will Talk was coscripted by Broadwayite Herbert Fields, the son of famed 1890s comedian Lew Fields and brother of lyricist Dorothy Fields.



daughter, marital-problems, couple, husband, argument, lessons, parent, love, anniversary