“My Dear Secretary” is a romantic comedy film released in 1949 and directed by Charles Martin. The film stars Laraine Day, Kirk Douglas, and Keenan Wynn.
The story follows successful novelist Owen Waterbury (Kirk Douglas), who hires aspiring writer Stephanie ‘Steve’ Gaylord (Laraine Day) as his secretary. Owen is a notorious ladies’ man and uses his charm to win over women, including his own secretary. Despite her initial reluctance, Steve soon falls for Owen’s charm and the two begin a romantic relationship.
However, their relationship becomes complicated when Owen’s ex-girlfriend (Irene Ryan) re-enters his life, and he struggles to choose between the two women. Meanwhile, Steve’s friend and fellow writer, Dick (Keenan Wynn), tries to convince her that Owen is only using her for his own personal gain.
As tensions rise, Owen must confront his true feelings for both women and decide who he wants to be with. In the end, he chooses Steve, and the two confess their love for each other.
Overall, “My Dear Secretary” is a lighthearted romantic comedy that explores the complexities of love and relationships. The film showcases the comedic talent of Kirk Douglas and Laraine Day and features witty dialogue and charming performances.
Laraine Day, Kirk Douglas, Keenan Wynn