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Former millionaire B.J. Nolan is useless with money, having lost most of his fortune on crazy schemes. His son, Kenneth, has the opposite problem thanks to good sense and a large inheritance bequeathed by his mother. In order to raise the cash for a housing project, B.J. enlists the help of young architect Virginia Travis to con the money out of Kenneth. At the same time Kenneth is being pursued by a pair of small-time hucksters and chaos results when they all end up in staying in B.J.'s house. Written by
Col Needham <email@example.com>
My mouth was agape throughout this screwball comedy. The reason: this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I was about to say that there isn't a single good joke or scene in the entire embarrassing movie, by, Ah Ha, I thought of one: there is a scene where several process servers are looking for the hiding Charles Winninger. Outside his office in the hall is Miriam Hopkins reading a letter of recommendation addressed to Winninger. Hearing her speech, the process servers mistakenly race down the stairs, thinking Winninger went that way. Believe it or not, that is the only decent scene in the movie. Everything else makes one cringe -- implausible silly story, terrible pratfalls and scrambles in a tree, nothing dialog, childish drunken scenes, etc. To give a feeling as to how bad everything is, Joel McCrae is returning to his mansion from a trip abroad. Hopkins is pretending to be a friend of his father. She recruits two friends to be servants though they know nothing about how to act as servants. Broderick Crawford is in his old movie usher uniform that is supposed to be a butler's uniform, and Hopkins is cutting out the movie theater patches as McCrae is knocking on the door. Meanwhile, through most of the movie, Winninger is living in the mansion, though he hides from his son McCrae because Winninger is supposed to be away. Excruciating. As someone said, see it only if you are die-hard McCrae or Hopkins fans.
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