From 1954 it's the second movie that Jack Lemmon and Judy Holliday made together, after this one.
In 1946, Charlie and Robert spend the entire war (or at least since the Americans finally joined) working for the Navy behind a desk in New York.
Charlie then introduces Robert to Nina, a young radio writer doing research on the Navy. He offers to help her do her taxes, but not on the government's time of course.
So they go back to her room and Robert explains his interesting theory about receipts.
At the end of the summer, Robert has received his discharge and has gotten a job at a law firm and Nina has been given her own soap opera to write.
Robert then suggests that maybe they should file a joint income tax return.
Fast Forward eight years and Robert is a partner in his firm and Nina is now writing the very successful TV show: Serena Noble, Doctor's Wife.
However their marriage is stuck in a rut, so Nina suggests that maybe they should get divorced.
And Robert says that he has come to the same conclusion.
Isn't this a great bathroom.
"Well Mrs. Tracey, that sure was a beautiful divorce"
"He'll probably never get over me"
So, Robert moves in with Charlie, who's still a bachelor.
And Nina's mother picks her up from the airport and takes her for a liquid lunch.
Nina is then asked out by the lead actor from her TV show.
But he only wanted to offer her suggestion about what to do with his character.
All Robert wants to do is to finish his book, but Charlie sends him on a date with this girl named Janice that he knows.
This is Kim Novak's first movie and she does this impression/parody of Marilyn for the entire movie.
Robert can't believe how dumb Janice is or that she invites herself up to his place before they've eaten.
Robert then gets depressed and sends Janice on her way.
Isn't this a great dress! Reminds me of Grace Kelly's in Rear Window.
Nina is also depressed and so she decides to learn French, but she isn't good at it.
Robert, being middle aged, buys a red sports car.
Whereas Nina buys a new wardrobe.
They had planned to take dance lessons while they were married, so now they both head down to Arthur Murray.
Robert also grows a moustache and blonde young enough to be his daughter.
I love her jewellery here.
Look who is about to run into each other.
Maybe if they had gone dancing once in a while, they wouldn't have gotten divorced.
I love her black dress in this scene. Wait till you see it in action, it's perfect.
The next day Robert has his secretary call Nina.
Isn't this just the perfect outfit for that at home days?
Robert goes over that night to go over Nina's taxes, but it doesn't go well. I always wear a little black dress when going over my taxes, don't you?
Mother then suggests that Nina should try a little rebound to get over Robert.
Robert has the same thought and trades in his moustache for a velvet robe and calls Janice over to see his tiger skin rug.
Janice then mentions that Charlie has gone to play pony express with Nina that night.
Good Ol' Charlie.
So, how do Nina and Robert get back together?