Gambler and bookmaker "Odds" Owen decides that the insurance racket is a business that offers better odds and less risk, and this appeals to him and he sets up shop. He underwrites anything offered to him, figuring he has a "staff" that can ensure no insurance losses. Colonel Jefferson Davis Youngblood buys a $50,000 policy against his daughter, Marilyn, getting married, as she is his sole support and Colonel Youngblood has an aversion to work of any kind. In order to ensure he will not have to pay off on the insurance policy, "Odds" employs some gents who go out of their way to discourage possible suitors for Miss Youngblood's fair hand. Then "Odds" meets her, falls in love, and now has a big conflict-of-interest problem; Possibly, he can lay the policy off on Lloyds of London? Written by
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HE'D BET ON ANYTHING! (original poster - all caps)
Did You Know?
At the shoeshine stand, in the background can be seen an advertising poster for "Roya Engal" cigars. That is a real poster for a real product - Royal Bengals cigars - with three letters obviously painted over. Possibly an early product placement deal that fell through at the last minute. The cigars were actually cigarillos (aka cheroots) and sold in packs of ten for fifteen cents at the time of this film - which can be seen on the poster (the equivalent of $2.61 in 2016). See more
Col. Jefferson Davis Youngblood
Your charm excuses your accidental Northern birth.
My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!
Music by Stephen Foster
Played on a record in Youngblood's home
Reprised as background music See more