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Ruth Etting is given third billing in this film despite singing one song at the beginning of the film (comprising about 3 minutes of screen time). Etting filmed two numbers for the film, but only one survives in the prints. See more »
During the "Keep On Doing What You're Doing" number Thelma Todd loses a button from her dress. See more »
A bit better than average for the team...though this isn't saying much.
The very beginning of this film made it obvious that it must have debuted in early 1934--before the newer and tougher Production Code was adopted. This code prohibited nudity, suggestive material, cursing and many other things that had been prevalent in films up until this point in time. And, when there is a scene featuring many naked women with their naughty bits strategically covered (something that never would have been allowed in late 1934), you might be a bit surprised.
As far as the film goes, it stars Wheeler & Woolsey--two of the very top film comedians of the day who are all but forgotten today. Most of it, I think, is because they tended to rely on corny jokes and the writing of their films was very, very inconsistent. I used to hate their movies but later noticed some of their films were very good--when the material was worthy (such as in "Caught Plastered"). Will this be one of their good vehicles or yet another lame one? In addition to the team, the film features three ladies. One is the very familiar Thelma Todd (though, oddly, with black hair)--who seemed to be EVERYWHERE in comedies during the early thirties--with appearances with Laurel & Hardy, Charley Chase and the Marx Brothers. Ruth Etting (whose life was later chronicled in "Love Me or Leave Me" with Doris Day) also was on hand--mostly to sing. And, not surprisingly, Dorothy Lee is also in the film--as she was in practically all the team's films playing Wheeler's love interest and to sing duets with him.
The boys are cosmetics salesmen--trying to hawk a variety of beauty products. When they accidentally switch bags with an industrialist (switching their cheap lipsticks for a bunch of valuable securities), things heat up a bit! Later, while being chased by detectives, the two end up getting in the middle of an auto race--a very contrived moment to say the least. The rear projection used to make it look like they were driving isn't 100% horrible but why have these cosmetics salesmen involved in a cross-country race?! And what happens to them next just just about defies description and it almost looks like they were making their own version of "The Wizard of Oz"! I've gotta say that this portion of the film is the weirdest and craziest I've ever seen in a Wheeler & Woolsey movie! It's kind of funny, but certainly NOT cerebral--sort of like stuff you might see the Three Stooges doing.
Overall, this is a slightly better than average film for the team--though, this really isn't saying much!! It's reasonably entertaining for anyone who can stand listening to Woolsey's lame quips--and they are pretty lame.
Good---pool scene Bad---too much singing
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