Cast & Crew
Jennie Mullins and her fiancé Peter Cary are happily in love but their families are miserable about their relationship. The Carys and Mullinses have been feuding for years over the apparent failure of the Carys' business which was caused by the now-deceased Mr. Mullins. Despite familial pressure to the contrary, Jennie and Peter proceed with their wedding. Just before the wedding, Peter receives advice from his soon-to-be brothers-in-law, Jeff and Bill Mullins. Both men warn him about the drudgery of marriage, ply him with drink, and destroy his fantasy of an ideal, romantic marriage. His confidence is reinforced, however, by listening to a marriage advice record, and practising the ceremony with Jenny, although she is hidden by a locked door so that he cannot see her in her gown. After the wedding, the couple honeymoon in their new apartment. Hoping to impress Jennie with his romantic prowess, Peter dons a Russian satin pajamas outfit with a cap that sends her into uproarious laughter instead of overpowering her with desire. Jennie is unable to contain her mirth, and eventually, Peter feels humiliated and they have their first fight. Both insult the other's family, resulting in Jenny's departure for home. Her family speculates on what may have happened, but are unable to draw conclusions, so Bill and Jeff go to Peter for a consultation. As Jennie has been unable to reach Peter by telephone because she took the phone off the hook the night before, he assumes that she did not try to call and, hurt, tells Bill and Jeff that he does not want to be married. After Jennie's mother refuses to allow him to speak with Jennie, Peter listens to his advice record and decides to go away. He books a berth on a Pullman train and later that night, discovers that the adjoining berth below him is Jennie's. Because the conductor does not believe they are married, they are forced to hold hands after reconciling their differences, and they are then able to have their honeymoon without familial interference.