Erudite manservant Jeeves hopes to keep his frivolous employer Bertie out of new harrowing adventures, but a damsel in distress, carrying half of some mysterious plans, intrudes on their ... See full summary »
Arthur Greville Collins
Plucky teacher seizes the moment and sails to Europe. Hilarity ensues. Okay, not the most original movie idea. But our gal drew her life savings out of the bank, left her boring fiancé behind, and went out to mingle with the rich and, as it turned out, criminal, on board ship and in Monte Carlo. She had to figure out the good guys from the bad, and face down a gang and her erstwhile fiancé while dealing with stolen money, the French police, and a detective who was in love with her.
The last scene left me wondering out loud, "So, what about the money?" Considering the fact that it was a huge sum, over one and a half million today, a viewer might want to see that part resolved. Can a US detective just carry that amount of money through customs? And we never did find out how much was won at roulette or if she got that wad back. But hey, who cares about mere money when love is in the air, non?
(If they marry they will have to live on his salary because in the Great Depression women who were teachers lost their poorly paid jobs if they got married. On the other hand, with WWII looming, there will be a lot of lucrative war plant jobs which will help supplement their income when he is drafted, probably with a couple of children in their family by then. Looking on the bright side.)
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