Very entertaining Danish action/comedy buddy-movie!
From the very capable hands of Danish directing-legends Lau Lauritzen and Alice O'Fredericks comes an entertaining crime-story, about four office clerks with a knack for motorcycling and throwing wild parties, who by chance gets involved in a blackmailing case, where one of their girlfriend acquaintances is threatened by a band of scoundrels, who tries to force her to give them all of her husband's values, in return for some compromising letters from her shady past.
The three "old" clerks, Nielsen (Reichardt), Jensen (Gundmann) and Bøjesen (Borge) and their new friend Birk (Lauritzen) then gets on the case, and quickly travels to Stockholm, where they exchange fisticuffs with some of the baddies, and then travel back to Denmark for some more rowdiness and crazy antics - all whilst Victor Borge (aka Børge Rosenbaum) plays the piano and displays the same type of humor he later became world-famous for.
Along the way, we get a handful of great old tunes, sung wonderfully by the cast, and also a lot of exciting motorcycle-stunts and interesting shots of the scenery back then, before the war broke out.
As a little piece of trivia-information, this was actually Victor Borge's last movie in his native Denmark, as he was forced to emigrate to the States after WWII broke out (because of his Jewish heritage). Henry Gleditsch, the actor who played the director, did not leave his native Norway, and was captured and shot to death by the Nazis in 1942.
This movie is out on an excellent DVD in Denmark, so if you can find it, I highly recommend it. 9/10
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