Great Gildersleeves – Secret Engagement. 481103 Last week, Gildy and Adeline got engaged. Flash back to the day after. He did it for the sake of the baby, and so the baby girl could be adopted.
In a case of cold feet, he decides to keep it a secret engagement, just in case the baby’s parents should come to take her a way, he might have an escape hatch. What a coward, come on Gildy! Bite the bullet and just do it!
Can he convince Adeline to go along with the secret? Especially being a secret, that nobody is to talk about, the word spreads like a wild fire with fuel poured over it.
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As Gildersleeves tries to come to grips with his fate, he pines a little over Leila. When he stops in to chat with Peavey, it doesn’t help. Gildersleeves visits Floyd the barber, played by Arthur Q Brian, but his emotions are still shaky.
The big moment comes, and it’s time for the engagement party. The Jolly Boys sing, Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up that Old Gang Of Mine. Just at the moment of announcing their intentions, Gildy gets a big surprise.
Note: Today, Mendelson’s Wedding March has been the default wedding song at ceremonies. It’s hard to know what people used before he wrote it. The song that Adeline, Peavey, and others keep singing through the show is probably the most well known, and used song that folks used in the first half of the 20th century, and earlier.