Double Harness

Director: John Cromwell
Year Released: 1933
Rating: 1.5

After seeing her spendthrift sister Valerie (Lucile Browne) get engaged, Joan (Ann Harding) decides she should too (and treat marriage "like a business"), so she manipulates gadabout John Fletcher (William Powell) - who owns a shipping company - to propose.  The sexual innuendos in the beginning give it a nice bit of sauciness, but it's still such a stiff and ho-hum movie with the exception of Powell, who's so inherently charismatic and charming he makes Harding look like beige wallpaper.  It's another case of a movie that's centered around the wrong person - I would have loved to see what Lilian Bond's minxy character does all day and night (although I have a good idea).