Posted by Mark Thom
This movie has a lot going for it, and surprisingly it just didn't work for me. Barbara Stanwyck is great but she exudes too much confidence and competence. You never really doubt that she can handle any situation. Henry Fonda is too meek. The best parts are when the gaggle of society girls jump into action and a terrific performance by Hattie McDaniel as Melsa's non-subservient maid.
I do like the name Melsa.