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When an Army general is appointed to the sensitive diplomatic post that the powerful publisher of a prominent news magazine had hoped would go to a particularly qualified civilian, she launches a vitriolic campaign to discredit the general. First the publisher orders one of her cameraman to snap a few incriminating photographs of the general. In order to get them, she invites the general out for a night on the town. No matter how hard she tries to get him drunk, the general remains sober. Unfortunately, she ends up quiet tipsy and falls in a pool where she nearly drowns until the general rescues her. The sodden but grateful publisher kisses him and it is at that point that they realize that animosity is rapidly turning to love, at least for her. When she discovers that her newborn love is fated to remain unrequited because of things from the general's past, the jealous publisher pens a poisonous article about him. This creates all kinds comical obstacles and further misunderstandings. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Susan Hayward
as Dorothy "Dottie" Peale
Kirk Douglas
as Maj. Gen. Melville Goodwin
Paul Stewart
as Phil Bentley
Jim Backus
as Col. Homer W. Gooch
John Cromwell
as Gen. Bradshaw
Roland Winters
as Senator Burdick
Michael Fox
as Lotzie
Frank Gerstle
as Sgt. Kruger
Charles Lane
as Bill Hadley
Jonathan Hale
as Mr. Jones
Franco Corsaro
as Armande
Edna Holland
as Myrna Maynard
Lyn Osborn
as Stumpy
Ivan Triesault
as German Field Marshal
Hugh Lawrence
James Flavin
as Man
Sydney Chatton
as Drunk at Table
Charles Meredith
as Personage
Patti Gallagher
as Girl
Hal K. Dawson


H.C. Potter
Martin Rackin
Milton Sperling
Roland Kibbee
Stanley Cortez
Roy Webb
Composer (Music Score)
Folmar Blangsted
Charles LeMaire
Costume Designer
Russell Saunders
First Assistant Director
Gordon Bau