Republic films for the most part got a bum steer when their B unit was sold off to television and chopped by a reel for broadcast. That means today that there are many incomplete versions of these films, many of which I caught on cable T.V. back in the early 1990's, either on a syndicated Chicago station (WGN) or Anaheim's channel 56 (KDOC) which when I look at now are missing key plot elements and several actors whom I wanted to see completely missing. Others showed up on Alpha video and are also greatly cut.
In the case of this comedy with songs which I was lucky enough to have somehow saved in storage and got back, it is a light piece of fluff with Dennis O'Keefe and Jane Frazee as heirs who pretend to be "commoners" only to find out that their fathers (Paul Harvey and Jed Prouty) were scheming to get them together. While several key supporting players didn't make the much edited T.V. print (most jarring for me Franklin Pangborn), there were impressive comic performances by stage veterans Betty Kean and Eddie Foy Jr. The missing 20 minutes will probably never show up (considering how inconsequential it seems today), but what I did get to see was moderately enjoyable.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?