Two people have been murdered in Clayton by a mysterious killer using a blow-gun. Socialite club-leader Phoebe Witherspoon comments that "the town needs another Ma Pilkington, the best ... See full summary »
Two people have been murdered in Clayton by a mysterious killer using a blow-gun. Socialite club-leader Phoebe Witherspoon comments that "the town needs another Ma Pilkington, the best police chief the town ever had", and the town's newspaper editor, Henry Wright sends reporter Breezy to find the late Ma Pilkington's daughter, Jane "Pilky" Pilkington. She is given the job of tracking down the killer and policeman Mulligan is assigned to assist her. But after two more unsolved murders, Wright buys "Pilky" a ticket back to Horsetrot, the town in which they found her, and summons a Chicago detective to take over the case. "Pilky" is depressed by this turn of events and more so when she learns that Breezy is engaged to Maybelle, an actress. Mulligan is also fired. The killer strikes again by killing stage producer Tommy-Gun Tucker and the Chicago detective decides to go back to the safe confines of the Windy City, leaving "Pilky" again in charge. She sees Maybelle take a note out of ... Written by
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Gets better as it goes along; great surprise ending
"She Gets Her Man" goes from merely amusing to quite funny (the sequence where Joan Davis provokes an entire army of innocent bystanders to chase her so that they will fight off some baddies who are also chasing her is a minor classic). The gags are well planned and executed, but the mystery aspect is not ignored either, and after a couple of effective red herrings, we get an ending that's a total surprise. Although William Gargan is second billed, the film really belongs to Joan Davis (who seems to be equally adept at visual and verbal humor) and Leon Errol (very energetic despite his advanced age); they both play underdogs that you want to see triumph at the end....and they do. *** out of 4.
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