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New ocean liner S.S. Gigantic is about to race its rival, the Colossal. Gigantic owner T.F. Bellows sends his brother S.B. on the Colossal, hoping he will cause trouble; delayed by a golf game, S.B. lands on Gigantic instead, and so does his unlucky daughter Martha. Meanwhile, radio emcee Buzz Fielding announces a series of musical acts and tries to juggle fiancée Dorothy and three ex-wives who've come for the ride. Can the Gigantic win against all handicaps? Will true love triumph? Written by
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In the song, "Thanks For the Memories," the censors demanded that the lyric, "That weekend at Niagara / Where we never saw the falls" should be changed to "That weekend at Niagara / Where we hardly saw the falls." Bob Hope later said, "I thought this made the lyric sound even more suggestive." See more »
Thoroughly enjoyable;full of stars of the thirties. Logical story line.
Lots of mainly young and beautiful stars of the thirties appear in this movie. Dorothy Lamour and Shirley Ross are knockouts with the zany Martha Raye as a comic foil. This is a great movie for black and white buffs.
Some classic scenes in this movie:
W. C. Fields in his best golf playing scenes ever.
Martha Raye hugging and puffing with her big mouth against a sail to keep a life raft sailing toward a big ocean liner.
Kirsten Flagstad from the Metropolitan opera delivering a Wagner aria.
But the piece de resistance is Shirley and Bob singing what would later become Bob Hope's Theme song, "Thanks for the Memory."
Although not listed in the cast, I saw Lucille Ball, probably with the most lines of any of her thirties' movies.
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