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It Happened to Jane

Directed by Richard Quine. US. 1959. NR. 120 minutes.
Sun., March 13, 2011
March 13, 2011
2:00 pm

Single mother and fishmonger Jane Osgood (Doris Day) may be in over her head when she receives a large order from the Marshall Town Country Club for lobsters. Unfortunately, she fails to deliver, as the supply arrives ruined because of a train delay. To compensate for her business loss, Jane enlists her admirer, George Denham (Jack Lemmon), to sue the railway’s owner (Ernie Kovacs) in a fight that winds up longer than the train route itself. Critic and Film Comment editor Scott Foundas recommended this film by “the wonderful and severely underrated director Richard Quine.”

Screened on DVD.