The Devil and Miss Jones

The Devil and Miss Jones


(1941, Dir. Sam Wood)

The first of three Jean Arthur-Charles Coburn comedies. In this one, tycoon Coburn, concerned about rumblings of his workers unionizing, infiltrates his own department store pretending to be a newly-hired shoe salesman. He is befriended by a fellow clerk (Arthur) and her union-organizing boyfriend (Robert Cummings), and falls in love. It’s never as screwball as it purports to be, and becomes rather dreary in patches.



Posted on July 5, 2006, in Film log. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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