THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES
I sometimes find myself the advocate of what might be called a generic theory of film criticism. That's to say I think movies should be judged, in part, in terms of the. A handful of movies rise above their genres: " Bonnie and Clyde " is no gangster film, for example, and " Stagecoach " is more than a Western. But most of the time, when we go to the movies, we go seeking more modest rewards: A decent spy picture, for example, or a passable musical.
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Directed by Sam Wood from a screenplay by Norman Krasna , the film was the product of an independent collaboration between Krasna and producer Frank Ross Jean Arthur's husband. The film was well received by critics upon its release and garnered Oscar nominations for Coburn and Krasna. Cantankerous tycoon John P. Merrick Charles Coburn goes undercover as a shoe clerk at his own New York department store to identify agitators trying to form a union, after seeing a newspaper picture of his employees hanging him in effigy. As the film progresses, his experiences cause him to grow more sympathetic to the needs of his workers. He also starts to fall in love with the sweet-natured clerk Elizabeth Ellis Spring Byington.
The " Outlander " star brings his character into the most dangerous situation yet: the world of online dating. Watch the video. Title: The Devil and Miss Jones During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two. A wealthy banker throws his wife's expensive fur coat off the roof of a building; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions. An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.