A family loses everything in the crash of 1929 except for their yacht. In order to make money, they rent out the yacht. A couple of guys feel sorry for the young maiden, who has everything ... See full summary »
Two clerks pose as rich playboys at a swanky summer resort. One of them falls in love with a millionaire's daughter who has a very disapproving father, until he wins, through fate and fortune, the Big Boat Race, in the vessel owned by his sweetheart's father.Written by
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Among the songs cut from the version which presently survives in in the Warner Bros. library, and which is occasionally shown on Turner Classic Movies, is What Would I Care, sung by Bernice Claire & Jack Whiting at the end of reel five, and now abruptly missing in action. See more »
At the beginning of the film when Elmer is fishing, the bobber on his line is white when seen in the water, but dark when he pulls the line out of the water. See more »
The original 80-minute version,a full musical, was only released outside of the United States. Most of the musical numbers were cut for the domestic version. It is unknown whether a print of this longer version still exists, although the complete soundtrack to the International Sound Version (which includes all of the original songs) survives on Vitaphone discs at the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »
Have seen Joe E. Brown movies before but this was 'early Joe E.', before his screen persona became that of an overconfident country bumpkin, as in "Elmer The Great", or "Alibi Ike". It is also Pre-Code and must have been considered naughty for picture made in 1930, as the dialogue is full of double entendres, and for that matter single entendres.
As noted above, this picture is worth seeing on two counts. Brown is at his best and funniest and the musical numbers are very good - and the dancing is even better. And I didn't know Brown could dance as well as he did here. There is a lot of fun and entertainment packed into only 71 minutes.
Was not familiar with any of the supporting cast except Frank McHugh - Jack Whiting was average and Bernice Claire was lovely to look at and had a good soprano voice. See it if it comes on again, as it's not available on tape or DVD.
This movie was on ol' reliable TCM on 7/29.
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