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I just saw this one courtesy of Turner Classic Movies, and can't really agree with the other user comment. I saw many of Joe E. Brown's Warners films on TCM back in August, and personally I thought this picture was better than many of them. Being post-Code, the script didn't rely on double entendres, which can get tiresome very fast; the writers have to work to get laughs, and they do a good job. Brown is at the peak of his form, and the supporting cast--particularly Edgar Kennedy and Fred Keating--is a lot of fun. Bull Montana is also hilarious as the Salvador "slayer." Favorite line:
Frank Jenks: How'd you like to get drowned the bathtub?
Joe E. Brown: Not particularly!
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