Warren Hymer (Jessie's Taxi Driver), Matt Moore (Desk Sergeant) and Ralph Sanford (Theater Policeman) are in studio records/casting call lists for their parts, but were not seen in the movie. Pre-production news items added Harold Lloyd (as a Recuit) and Ginny Simms in the cast, but they did not appear in the movie either. See more »
[Kay finds his girlfriend bound and gagged in a closet]
Do you want to ruin everything?
But she'll smother in there! There's not enough air.
[Connie opens and closes the door several times]
That ought to hold her.
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Whoever said that band leader Kay Kyser was a comedian? This Harold Lloyd produced opus proves that there is nothing funny about him. He looks a little like Harold Lloyd, but that's about it. This RKO comedy is well planned and has a funny premise. Lloyd provided for many belly laugh opportunities. The problem is that Kyser cannot deliver a punch line and is totally inept at physical comedy. William Demarest has a funny bit as a policeman doing battle with Kyser, but most of the humor is crushed by Kyser. Tay Garnett was not the best choice for director; he lets a number of slapstick possibilities escape. He makes the same mistakes in his later "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court". The film would have worked if Lloyd has taken the lead himself, with a director like George Stevens handling the camera. What a pity!
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