While waiting at a train station, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder from a nearby building. When she brings the police to the scene of the crime, they think she's crazy since there's no body... See full summary »
Edward Everett Horton
A wife convinces her husband to fake his death so they can collect on the life insurance. However, he doesn't know that she has been having an affair for some time, and she has plans for the money - and they don't include him.
Wealthy New Yorker Andrew Latimer , his wife and their two children, Bill,17 and Betty, 15, go on a vacation to Florida and leave their Gotham mansion in charge of Charles DuMont, their impeccable butler. When the family is gone, art-lover and striving-artist Charles informs the chauffeur, George, that he is going to spend his own vacation there in the mansion, enjoying the paintings by Corot, Goya, Degas and others, and the Latimer's fine liqueurs, and George is going to drive him around town as he plays the gentleman. Dining in style at the Club Bergerac, Charles meets Louise Bradford and her stuffy fiancée, Archer Ripley. Charles knows nothing about Louise, other than she carries a revolver in her purse, but is anxious to see her again. He arranges to be near her at the opera, where she is with her father and sister Cynthia. Much to Louise's distress, Cynthia leaves the opera with Nate Romano , a gambler associated with Larry Lundie , a swank gambling house owner. Later, Charles ... Written by
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Butler Dan Duryea (Charles) decides to lord it up while his master's family take a holiday to Florida. The chauffeur Frank Jenks (George) agrees to drive Duryea around during this time and the scene is set for misunderstandings aplenty as Duryea goes out on the town in pursuit of wealthy socialite Ella Raines (Louise). However, his little prank takes a serious turn when he becomes mixed up with gambling house owner William Bendix (Lundie).
This film has an easy-to-watch cast that lead us through the proceedings. Jenks, Raines and Bendix provide most of the comedy which is enjoyable in the manner that it is delivered. No screaming, no tedious slapstick, just entertaining dialogue delivery.
The story has an interesting plot and while the ending is predictable, it doesn't matter. A fun film that may leave you in the mood to be a little less assertive.
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