World War I is over, and the American soldiers are boarding ships to sail for home. Pvt. Charley Chase smuggles his French girlfriend Antoinette aboard as a bag of dirty laundry while his pet monkey Napoleon manages to sneak aboard on his own. Charley and his monkey steal a soldier's uniform for Antoinette piece by piece, and then Charley sings, dances, plays the harmonica and accordion, and pulls pranks on his fellow soldiers while he should be working. The ship's doctor attempts to restore the beautiful tenor voice of a member of Charley's quartet, and Napoleon wreaks havoc by playing with the ship's controls and a cannon. Written by
It's ROUGH SEAS ahead for Charley when he tries to sneak both his French girlfriend and pet monkey aboard the troop transport heading home.
The script writers let poor Charley down in this rather unfunny and very silly little film; his personal brand of humor has not weathered well here, but fortunately he gets to sing a few songs (including 'Asleep In The Deep') and that he does quite nicely. The lovely & vivacious Miss Thelma Todd, as Charley's sweetheart, fares even worse - she is given virtually no chance to wield her considerable talents.
Movie mavens should recognize an uncredited Charlie Hall as a doughboy on ship.
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