If You Could Only Cook (1935)

If You Could Only Cook (1935), directed by William A. Seiter.

Another Jean Arthur comedy, this time with Herbert Marshall, who shows a gentle and urbain comic talent.

It has some typical screwball themes: rich guy pretending to be poor and a couple pretending to be married. Less smirking than usual; in this case it's funnier that way.

When trying to remember comedies from this period I often confuse Jean Arthur and Irene Dunne. They are really not much alike but appeared in the same sorts of roles. Arthur has an endearing crooked smile and funny voice.

I just read that Marshall had a wooden leg from WW1 injuries, which he concealed from the public all his life. Here he plays an automobile tycoon. Those new car designs of his: ouch! Painful to see.