As rustled cattle have mysteriously disappeared, Johnny sends for his friend Hoppy, Hoppy arrives and immediately suspects Dan Slack. Realizing his telegram about Slack was intercepted, he ... See full summary »
Marvin Howe (Eddie Quillan), a hired-hand on a dairy farm owned by Pop Turnbull (Samuel S. Hinds), devotes more time to playing his trombone than he spends on milking.. When Marvin and Pop's daughter, Juanita (Anne Rooney), announce their engagement, Tate Winters (Robert Mitchum), Marvin's rival, persuades Marvin to go to New York City on a "fool's errand'"; Mervin is instructed to get Pop a membership in the Dairymen's Association. where Pop has been refused many times because he raises goats not cattle. Marvin ends up playing with a music band and meets Dolly O'Brien (Mary Beth Hughes.) Complications quickly arise and Juanita returns Marvin's ring. Written by
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I recall seeing this film when it first came out. It was one of a
number of similar light romantic comedies built around a name dance
band, and featuring cameo performances of stars as night club acts. One
of the cameos in this one is Leo Carrillo doing one of his very funny
stand-up comedy routines. Before he became a film star, Leo did the
night club, vaudeville circuits and Broadway, as a dialect comedian and
chalk-talk cartoonist. Leo's act is worth the price, as he appears as a
night club act, doing one of his Italian dialect routines as a
character named "Tony" using a telephone booth to contact an array of
imaginary characters. Beyond some really good laughs, this routine
should be mandatory for any aspirant to doing stand-up comedy. For real
fans of Leo, you'll have to excuse the mispronouncing of his name by
the master of ceremonies, as "Leo Car-ee-yo", (s/b "ka-reel-yo") sorry
that. But don't miss this one, or the cameo by the late great Frances
Langford, or the early electric guitar of Alvino Rey!
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