Raymond Dabney returns to his family after trouble with the law. He convinces the sheriff to give him a job watching the house and furniture of widow Crystal Wetherby without knowing she is... See full summary »
Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.
Joel and Garda Sloan, a husband and wife detective team, who also sell rare books in New York, take a vacation to Seaside City. At Seaside, Joel's pal, Mike Stevens is managing and preparing for their beauty pageant. Joel is made one of the judges plus he has invested $5,000 in it, to Garda's dismay. Eric Bartell, promoter, arrives to dupe Stevens. When Ed Connors, New York racketeer arrives, Bartell is mysteriously murdered. Joel and Garda set out to investigate the murder.Written by
This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Wednesday 15 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Seattle 26 May 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by both Chicago and New Haven CT 5 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2) and on WNHC (Channel 8), by New York City 19 June 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Philadelphia 2 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Tucson 22 July 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), by Miami 23 September 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), by Minneapolis 6 November 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by Honolulu 10 November 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), by Norfolk VA 17 December 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), by Portland OR 19 December 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), and by San Francisco 20 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
Master of Ceremonies:
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. It's now my privilege to introduce, Miss Florabelle Higgins, Miss Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She ought to be Miss Tulsa. She's built like an oil well.
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Busby Berkeley did direct films during the 1930s and 1940s, but he's probably best known for his eye-popping camera angles, synchronized dancing, and row upon row of dance and song numbers. Husband and wife Joel and Garda go on vacation, and somehow Joel ends up as judge for the beauty pageant (...?). Strange enough plot... but the fake accents we hear from the contestants are even more strange. There's a subplot where the pageant runners are planning to run off with the dough, so that's going on too. Ann Sothern and Franchot Tone star in this silly fluff from MGM. It's so goofy that a cop from their hometown follows them on vacation. This one goes all around the mulberry bush... even using the cliché where the chief of police tells Joel he'll get locked up if he interferes any more. Sothern over-acts, stomps around, and yells all her lines. She had been in the biz for years now, so she should know better. There ARE some fun, old timer folks from vaudeville in here, like the "Captain" with his lions, but the plot is just silly. Historically, i guess it's interesting to see one of the films directed by Berkeley himself. Unfortunately, we don't get to see a big fancy dance number in this one. Wikipedia claims he was married six times, but we only see four spice listed in IMDb....
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