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Sam Bisbee is an inventor whose works (e.g., a keyhole finder for drunks) have brought him only poverty. His daughter is in love with the son of the town snob. Events conspire to ruin his bullet-proof tire just as success seems near. Another of his inventions prohibits him from committing suicide, so Sam decides to go on living..Written by
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The film has a first rate cast with the incomparable W.C. Fields as Sam Bisbee (an inventor). He's married to his wife, Louise, and the father of a young woman, Pauline Bisbee. Sam always has something up his sleeves. The cast including his wife and daughter and others are first rate. Well, the Bisbees live on the wrong side of the tracks in their town. When Pauline falls for Bob Murchison (played by Buster Crabbe), they have to get the Murchisons's approval especially his mother. While Pauline's mother's background are the Warrens of Virginia, she does a decent job until her husband shows his embarrassing family. Anyway, the story is quite simple and amusing. Sam feels bad about how he failed his daughter. A train trip and meeting a Princess (played beautifully by Adrienne Ames) changes everything. It's a sweet comedy overall with great old time Hollywood stars.
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