Ham Hamilton knows that gold-digger Marcia Trent is only after Robert Densmore for his money, so he tells Marcia that Robert is broke and she calls off the announced wedding. Disappointed and ready to die, Robert goes to Budapest, with Ham as his companion, where he decides he can best accomplish his death wish by making love to Marietta, whose husband, Spadissimo is the finest swordsman in all of Europe and will surely kill him in a duel. The duel is on and Robert is very quickly on the losing end when Ham, knowing that Spadissimo has a mother complex, poses as Robert's mother and Spadissimo breaks down in tears, while Robert, Marietta and Ham make a quick exit stage left. Marcia, having learned that Robert is not broke enters ready to renew the romance, but takes her romance notion in another direction when the sees the size of the castle of the recently-jilted Spadissimo.
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
LOVE DEFIES A DUEL OF DEATH! (original print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Lindsey Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - Jan. 12, 1938 -all caps)
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The car Ham jumps on to join Marietta is different from the car that arrives at the duel. The former had front and back seats inside the car body, the latter has an open cockpit for the driver. The two vehicles also have different license plates. See more
Listen, I have made a most terrible mistake, Mr. Robert Densmore has no mother, no he never had a mother.
Never had a mother? He is what you call incubator baby like a chicken? Oh, I see.
Opening credits are shown over dueling swords, which play key roles at the end of the film. See more
Blame It on the Danube
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung in the cafe by Ida Lupino
(uncredited) through her dummy
Reprised by John Boles
(uncredited) while dancing with Ida Lupino
(uncredited) See more