- Love the design of the opening credits. Beautiful typography.
- The gown that Lydia (Claudette Colbert) wears for that first dinner party is gorgeous. I wonder what color it was in real life.
- So far, Jim Blake (Brian Aherne) is smarmy and I don’t like him. Maybe he will improve, though.
- Oh, ew. He’s gone out with Mrs. Vantine (Binnie Barnes) in the past? On multiple occasions? My suspicions were correct – he’s a smarm.
- “I’ve never asked any other woman on my boat.” — Jim Blake
A likely story, Jim. Also: what a lame-ass line.
- “Remember, there will always be a boat, burning in my window for you.” — Jim, again.
??? That’s just stupid.
- For the record, Ray Milland is a stud. He is rocking these suits.
- Oh boy! The Kenyons have one of those charming half-doors!!! (You know, the ones that are split in half horizontally, so you can open the top portion separately from the bottom portion?) I love those! Why don’t they make them anymore? I want one.
- Lydia: Do you know – I actually want to say something sweet to you.
Mrs. Vantine: Go ahead and say it.
Lydia: …Noooo. No, I’d better not. It might ruin everything. Goodbye – you tramp!
(Ha! I laughed out loud at that one.)
- Sweet. Tony (Milland) just hauled off and punched Jim Blake (Aherne). I hope he stays knocked out forever.
- Dang it. He’s back.
- And now he & Lydia are actually a thing. Gag me.
- Jim Blake changes the name of his boat depending on the name of the woman who’s in it with him. Ugh. He would.
- The true definition of friendship:
(Tony tells George (Walter Abel) that Lydia’s sailing away with stupid Jim Blake.)
Tony: George, there’s no reason for you to drink
George: We lost, didn’t we?
- Claudette Colbert nails the coffee-below-deck scene. Truly marvelous.
- Cute ending. I mean…it was made in ’41, so I kind of knew it was coming – but I’m glad there were no last minute surprises thrown in there. Jim Blake got ditched, and that’s the most important thing.