A nasty bout with hiccups pits 'wife against husband' in this robust comedy.
One of those light pleasant comedies where Lubitsch capitalizes on the 'husband vs wife' theme. Jill and Larry Baker have been living in marital bliss for six years...that is, until Jill develops a nasty bout with the hiccups. Exhausting all remedies to no avail and believing her problem to be psychosomatic, Jill takes the advice of friends and seeks the help of a psychiatrist. This leads to disenchantment with her husband, Larry, causing marital mayhem, when she becomes romantically involved with an eccentric pianist named Alexander Sebastian, who favors himself 'the greatest pianist in the world', only, Sebastian, is terrified of performing in front of large audiences! Hilarity abounds in this robust comedy, as Larry strives to win back his estranged wife and in turn, Jill comes to the realization she still loves Larry.
- Commentary track by Mick LaSalle, a noted film historian.