Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.
Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »
When the co-workers of an ambitious clerk trick him into thinking he has won $25,000 in a slogan contest, he begins to use the money to fulfill his dreams. What will happen when the ruse is discovered?
Preston Sturges' final film "The Diary of Major Thompson" or as it's also known, "The French, they are a funny race" may be the strangest, least likely film he ever made hence it's cult status. The critics hated it, it was a flop and proved to be the nail in Sturges' coffin but while it may not be a masterpiece like "The Lady Eve"or "Sullivan's Travels" or "The Palm Beach Story" it's not the disaster many claim it to be. It's consistently amusing and often laugh-out-loud funny and Jack Buchanan is perfect as Major Thompson, the punctilious Englishman living in Paris and married to none other than Martine Carol, (dire). We should be grateful, therefore, that Sturges at least gave Buchanan a part worthy of him. Now what we need is for this to get the DVD release it deserves.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this