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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Did You Know?
At the beginning of the film, Walter Whirtle's car has a "C" gas rationing sticker on the windshield. It was red in color and was the largest such gas rationing sticker as underneath the letter is a check-box list of 17 different professions entitled to use it - such as physicians, ministers, construction workers, and even embalmers. See more
When the water gets turned off while Jerry is in the shower, his hair, face and upper body are covered in soap. But in the long shot of him peering out of the shower, there's hardly any soap to be seen. The next shot of him back in the shower, all the soap lather reappears. 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?
"If You Don't...???" under main title See more
Largo al Factotum
from "The Barber of Seville"
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played (in altered form) while Jack Carson is shaving the feathers off the duck See more