Comedy drama starring Doris Day and Jack Lemmon. Jane Osgood (Day) is a struggling widow with two children who runs her own restaurant and lobster house. When the actions of an unscrupulous railroad boss destroys her latest lobster shipment, Jane calls on the services of her best friend, lawyer George Denham (Lemmon). Denham wants to do everything he can to help, in the hope that Jane will realise he has always been in love with her.
You can't go wrong with this family friendly and very entertaining rom-com. Doris Day and Jack Lemmon make the perfect on-screen couple, as Day plays the part of a single mother Jane, who battles against Harry Foster Malone, an arrogant owner of a train company, who jeopardises Jane's lobster business, by cost cutting the rail service. Lemmon plays the part of Jane's loyal friend and lawyer, George, who is in love with Jane from the outset. This film, whilst not being that well know, is an excellently scripted and light-hearted rom-com, suitable for all.
Doris Day is an astute businesswoman who deals in the mass production of Lobsters. When her latest delivery goes awry due to incompetence of the E&P Railroad, she decided to take them on. All while affairs of the heart try to come into play.
Nothing really wrong with the film as such, it's all very harmless, a pleasant romantic comedy, with a likable cast (Jack Lemmon & Ernie Kovacs join Day)to while away the time with. It's just not a very interesting story, one where the love arc plays second fiddle to a bunch of over cooked sequences elsewhere. Whilst what could have been a strong feminist front never quite gets driven home. 6/10
A great movie for train lovers. The scenery in New England only adds to the flavor of the film. I was disappointed that the DVD didn't include any extras as to the making of the movie. This information can be obtained on the Internet however. Such extras on a DVD give a more personal touch to the overall quality of the disc though.