In order to raise money to produce a play (as well as prove that the plot isn't ridiculous), Michael McCreigh makes a bet with his Uncle Carlton that he can begin in Central Park in his underwear and, without paying or borrowing for transportation, get to California in 10 days with a decent suit, $100...and a fiance. If he wins, he gets $15,000 to produce the play; if he loses, he must accept a job in his uncle's packing plant.
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As Michael and Paula are being driven through the streets of Los Angeles near the end of the film, they are depicted as driving past the same intersection twice in successive shots - once in a long shot from above, then in the next studio shot in front of a rear-projection screen. Note the Owl Drug store on the corner. See more
Morton, Escaped Con
Step right in. You young folks, up in front. Mother can sit in back with us.
Donovan, Stupid Escaped Con
After five years in the pen, I ain't lookin' for no Mother. Why don't you put the pretty one in the back with me and put this old battle axe up in the front?
Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Whistled by Gene Raymond See more