MODERN ENGLISH

MERRILY WE LIVE - 1938 MGM

CROSSOVER PRODUCTIONS, INC. - as PROD

Comedy - Development


    • Genres
    • Comedy, Romance
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Writer(s)
    • Cristina COLISSIMO
    • Synopsis
    • An updated remake of the 1938 Academy Award nominated screwball comedy MERRILY WE LIVE, which starred Billie Burke, Constance Bennett and Brian Aherne. In this clever remake a novelist has a severe case of writer's block and heads to the country for a change of scenery and through a series of mishaps, winds up disheveled and on the doorstep of Lord and Lady Kilburn. Mistaking him for a charity case, the eccentric family takes him in. Seeing a possibility for inspiration, he stays and soon falls head over heels in love with their fiery eldest daughter, Gerry. Learning the land-rich cash-poor Kilburn's are being forced to auction off their beloved family home, he finds himself in the unique position to showcase Gerry's artistic talent, and in turn allows her to save her family from ruin.
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