Walter and Vivian live in the country and have a difficult time keeping servants. Walter hires an private detective who has been fired for arresting the District Attorney. They only way that Walter can get Jerry to work for him is to tell Jerry that his life is in danger; the neighbor is trying to take his wife; and that Nazi spies are everywhere. Jerry needs a cook for his 'cover' so he gets his fiancée Susan to work with him. To keep Jerry working, Walter sends the threatening letters to himself and hires actors to play the spies. It soon becomes apparent that Susan cannot cook and Jerry could not find a spy if he tripped over him. Written by
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On the Hiring Line (1919). Comedy/satire. Written by Harvey J. O'Higgins and Harriet Ford
. Criterion Theatre: 20 Oct 1919- Dec 1919 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: John Blair, Laura Hope Crews
(as "Mrs. Sherman Fessenden"), Donald Gallaher, Minna Gombell
(as "Mrs. Billy Capron"), Robert Hudson, Cyril Scott, Vivian Tobin
(as "Dorothy Fessenden"), Sidney Toler
(as "Ritchie"). Produced by George C. Tyler. Produced by Warner Brothers in 1944 as a Jack Carson
vehicle, entitled Make Your Own Bed
(1944). See more
A deep undercover FBI agent wouldn't be carrying his ID around with him while he's on the case with his suspects. See more
And you're gonna solve this crime wave in two weeks?
Are you kiddin'? Two days is all I'll need. Who do you think you're talkin' to, a dumb flatfoot?
A Bird in a Gilded Cage
Music by Harry von Tilzer
In the score when Jerry lands in jail See more