Kay Kyser is late to his wedding. He is taking a short cut through Central Park when he finds out that he is in the army and is due to check in that afternoon. It turns out that the army wants him as an undercover agent because a spy is working out of The Orchid Room. Problems ensue between the agent who helps him,Jane Wyman, and his new wife. Also great comedy scenes in places he is supposed to meet his agent friends.
You'll tingle when they tangle in Tangiers.
Did You Know?
The War Department Motion Picture Board of Review initially rejected the film for release because the story misrepresented the Army Intelligence Division as engaging in espionage. After studio revisions, the film was still refused approval because the Army said that Kay Kyser
's character would never be called into the Intelligence Service without qualifications and training. Producer Harold Lloyd
suggested that Kyser get the orders from a mixup of names, but that revision was still rejected because the Army did not want a commissioned officer to be made to be the object of ridicule. A further revision having Kyser decommissioned and entering the Intelligence Service as a civilian was finally approved by the War Department. Additional scenes were filmed in late February 1942 to make the changes in the film. See more
[Kay finds his girlfriend bound and gagged in a closet
Do you want to ruin everything?
But she'll smother in there! There's not enough air.
[Connie opens and closes the door several times
That ought to hold her.
Just Plain Lonesome
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
(as James Van Heusen)
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Played by the Kay Kyser Band
and sung by Harry Babbitt
Played as background music often See more