A radio 'detective' gets involved with a wealthy socialite who can't seem to stop hiccuping due to the machinations of a ghostly cupid who works his magic to cause mayhem and laughter throughout the film.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Marsh ...
Susan Graham
Nick Martin
Mervyn Johns ...
Ernest Bennett
Peter Hammond ...
Spencer Stone
Richard Hearne ...
Peter Haddon ...
Major Basil Beagle
Geoffrey Sumner ...
Humphrey Beagle
Headwaiter / Charles II
Jimmy Edwards ...
Dr. Edwards
Colin Gordon ...
Chadbeater Longwick
Mrs. Martin
Edmund Willard ...
Robert Lamouret ...
The 'Duck' Man


This is the ultimate screwball comedy, its weird, but endearing. An heiress who is being courted by two gentlemen develops incurable hiccups after watching a comedic dinner-theater performance. Through a series of events she meets the shy star of a radio detective show [David Tomlinson] who is attracted by the fact that she isn't a fan-girl; however his attempts at courting are cut short by his overprotective mother. A series of attempts to cure her condition including watching a silent film sketch ultimately result in a visit to a haunted house where further hijinks ensue.

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surreal spoof
28 October 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film is clearly a spoof of radio stars of the era.Many of the actual stars appear sending themselves up.If you look at the full cast list you will see the large number of uncredited cameos.Carroll Marsh plays a rich woman who falls in love with radio detective David Tomlinson,but gets a bout of hiccups.All sorts of tricks are used to try and cure her.All are truly crazy.Jimmy Edwards plays a Doctor and Harry Secombe his nurse when they Carol a silent film.It does make you wonder if Spike Milligan was inspired by this film since so much of the humour of this very funny film bears a great similarity to the Goons.I Also there is Richard Hearne in a variety of guises.There are just so many laugh out loud moments.

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