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Not too bad B drama has a couple of laughs, a few nice moments
Grumpy millionaire businessman Mr. Wallace is fed up with his wild son. The young man is out late again, the "girl crazy young squirt." Eventually the wayward son arrives home; the old man corrals him, assigns him to yet another position in his company, and orders him to be on the job at 9:00 a.m.
The son, of course, is John Wayne. He doesn't look totally convincing as a prodigal rich kid, but really is hard to resist. His new job is going to be as a bill collector, and he has a hilarious scene practicing in the mirrorwagging his finger and demanding payment.
The plot moves fast the Duke has a kind of girl friend who is an obvious gold digger. He goes outstate to try and collect a debt from a small town minister. The minister's granddaughter (Evalyn Knapp) is quite spirited, very pretty, and is not impressed with Wayne's spoiled overconfidence in his own charms. Naturally, he quickly falls in love with her. Meanwhile, back home, the gold digger is plotting to marry him at her earliest opportunity .
In what is a long story compressed into a matter of moments, Knapp winds up married to Wayne and working incognito as his old man's secretary. It goes on from there but never really gels as a convincing story.
Evalyn Knapp is really pretty good as the granddaughterher performance is lively and covers a nice range of emotion and expression. Also, her character has virtually all of the brains in the entire picture. Reginald Barlow is energetic as the often scowling, occasionally crowing millionaire dad.
John Wayne is kind of funny he has a kind of odd charm, even in a role so unsuited to his talents. He seems to be at his bestmost naturalin a couple of scenes with a neighborhood kid who eggs him on and helps him out.
It's not believable for a minute, partly because everything happens so fast and (often) for so little apparent reason. Enjoyable enough, however, if only for the presence of Wayne and the nice performance by the wonderful Evalyn Knapp.
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