I was looking forward to this film ever since I caught about 5 minutes of it on TCM one night, but this time I was able to watch he whole thing through.
The film starts out with Deborah(Jeanne Crain)who is picking up friend, Rita (Ann Sothern). A woman named Addie is narrating the film as they drive. We learn that these gals are buds and are talking smack on Addie. They are in bad moods because they have been fighting with their husbands all morning.
They arrive at a dock and meet up with Lora Mae (Linda Darnell) to take a bunch of kids out to camp for the day. Lora Mae is mad because her man has been fighting with her as well.
Before the ship sails they back stab Addie again and then receive a letter from her. She informs them she has left town and taken one of their husbands with her! Being the BFF that she is, Addie refuses to tell them which husband she has decided to commit adultery with.
The girls sail away worried and sad, wondering who it could be. As the boat ride continues we do a flash back into Deb's head and learn a little bit about why she would suspect her man to be the one to leave. Deb is new to town when she marries Brad and is very insecure. She learns that Brad and Addie were once an item and she thinks she is not good enough for him.
The boat arrives at camp and this time it is Rita's head that we get a glimpse inside. She and her man, George, happy but they start to quarrel when Addie delivers a birthday gift to George after Rita had forgotten. She has high society business guests over for dinner and is acting snobby. George gets mad and yells at the guests and tells Rita he wishes she were classy like Addie. Could it be George who is off on a rendezvous?
Finally we see Lora Mae's story as we flash back to when her and her hubby, Porter, where just dating. She works at his store and is hoping to make it rich through marriage. Porter is not interested at first, since he is still sad about his break up with Addie a year before. Lora Mae plays some games and gets Porter to marry her, but it seems like it is just for the cash.
When they get back from camp, the girls must find out who will be coming home to an empty house and who's husband is still true. I really enjoyed this film with it's great acting, different story line, and good use of characters.