Smugglers are using a device for controlling airplanes in flight, and newspaper reporters from Chicago are vying for the story. Reporter Elmer Lane is out to scoop rival reporter Betty Harrison, and capture her heart in the process.
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When he wins $5000 in an essay contest for a breakfast cereal, small town reporter and amateur aviator Elmer Lane becomes a target for con man Doc Waddington. After the naive newsman involves gullible local businessmen in the scheme, and they discover they've been flim-flammed, his credibility with his friends and fiancée is shattered. In order to restore his reputation, the novice pilot needs to solve a murder and expose a bootlegging smuggling ring.Written by
Joe E. Brown is a small-town newspaperman with an assortment of hobbies, like ham radio and flying. He gets himself accepted as the local correspondent of a Chicago newspaper and is hoodwinked by Guy Kibbee as a successful investor, whom he brings back to town to organize a company for a local radio-controlled plane. Brown also has a girl -- Florence Rice -- and a theory he is pursuing for the paper about a man who was shot seven times and his bones broken.
It's an elaborately plotted comedy, done during the period when Brown left Warner Brothers for independent producer David Loew. While the story is nicely complicated, the gag structure, supervised by Eddie Sedgwick, is pretty tired. There's a thrill comedy sequence, but it's clearly shot on a set with a wing-walker doubling for a brief few seconds. Instead, the comedy depends on Brown's screen persona and big-mouth shtick. It is not, alas, enough to make this movie very funny.
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