Charlie gets word that a rich uncle has died, leaving him millions. Attorneys advise him to repair to a resort and avoid gold diggers. Once there, word spreads among the single women, and several try to ensnare him. At first he's gullible, then he cottons on, so when Thelma, a wealthy young woman, mistakes him for a fortune hunter, he dismisses her as well. A manager's error puts Charlie and Thelma in the same suite, and both think the other is prospecting. A dressing gown, radio, bare feet, pistol, keyhole, fountain pen, bedcovers, and a suspicious hotel detective join the mix-up. But wait, was the inheritance a mistake? Written by
Charley Chase inherits a large sum of money and goes to a resort where he encounters gold diggers. At the same time, rich Thelma Todd comes to the resort to escape from money hungry men. Of course, the hotel double books Charley and Thelma into the same suite. Jimmie Finlayson is cast as the hotel detective, and as usual, gives an energetic slapstick performance. Edgar Kennedy is seen early in the film as Chase's attorney. He doesn't do much, but seeing Kennedy is always a plus. For once, he is not Kennedy the Cop. Laurel and Hardy regular Charie Hall has a bit as a bellhop. We also see young Dorothy Granger in a small role, years before her tenure as Mrs. Leon Errol.
The film is funny and charming, but is missing a background musical score. In fact, there is no music at the start of the film during the Crane sisters spoken titles or at the ending credit. The lack of music makes the film a little dry and calls attention to the film hiss. This short could be as funny as "The Pip from Pittsburg", but that film has LeRoy Shield's background music helping it move along. Maybe Hallmark should add recordings of the Shield music by the Beau Hunks to cover up the hiss. Hal Roach did this himself, adding a musical score to some of the early Laurel and Hardy efforts. Roach's adding of Shield stock music to "Blotto" makes it one of Laurel and Hardy's best films.
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