Isn't It Romantic


1h 27m 1948

Film Details

Also Known As
Father's Day, It's Always Spring
Release Date
Oct 8, 1948
Premiere Information
New York opening: 6 Oct 1948
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Gather Ye Rosebuds by Jeannette Covert Nolan (New York, 1946).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
10 reels

Synopsis

During Reconstruction, Southern Major Euclid Cameron writes his memoirs about the Civil War while his grown daughters, Candy, Susie and Rose, plead with him to get a job, as they are in debt. Euclid is proud that no one in his formerly wealthy family has ever worked, and talks himself out of taking a job offered to him by Clarissa Thayer, a spinster bank president who is attracted to him. One day while in town, Candy's suitor, Horace Frazier, reprimands her for flirting with near strangers, but the romantically inclined Candy ignores him and attracts the attention of swindler Richard "Rick" Brannon. That night, Horace brings Rick, who claims to remember Horace from music school, to Rose and Ben Logan's engagement party. The party breaks up after Rick openly flirts with Rose, and while she and Ben fight, Ben's father, Judge Thomas Logan, argues with Euclid about the Civil War. The next day, Rick sends Candy a gift of flowers and sheer silk stockings. Euclid is scandalized by the gift, but instead of reprimanding Rick, he allows Rick to enlist him in getting investors for Rick's Arkansas oil drilling plans. Susie and Candy, meanwhile, attend the nickelodeon with Horace and Ben, but leave after Ben gets in a fight, and return home to entertain their maid Addie, with their rendition of the movie. After Rose and Ben reunite at a town picnic, Judge Logan offers to host another engagement party. Candy, meanwhile, falls in love with Rick, who refrains from proposing marriage. At Rick's urging, Euclid raises $3,500 from his friends and neighbors, but when he learns that Judge Thomas is protecting Clarissa by investigating Rick's scheme, Rick leaves town with the money. That evening, while the rest of the family attends the engagement party, Horace and Ben race to catch up with Rick's train, as they have found a note from Candy saying that she is eloping with Rick. They succeed in stopping the train by lighting a fire on the tracks. After boarding the train, Horace and Ben witness Rick abusing Candy, who has taken back the stolen money. Ben knocks Rick out, and he, Horace and Candy return home in time to prevent the town from learning that Euclid was swindled.

Film Details

Also Known As
Father's Day, It's Always Spring
Release Date
Oct 8, 1948
Premiere Information
New York opening: 6 Oct 1948
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Gather Ye Rosebuds by Jeannette Covert Nolan (New York, 1946).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
10 reels

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Trivia

Notes

The working titles of this film were Father's Day and It's Always Spring. A pre-production Paramount News item noted that William Russell was slated to direct the film. The picture marked the screen acting debut of future director/producer Hall Bartlett.