Approved | | Comedy, Romance
A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.
This film was remade as a semi-musical only seven years later, with Gregg Toland again serving as cameraman (this time in color), Howard Hawks again directing, and with Mary Field playing the same role of "Miss Totten".
SLIGHT rosiness? It's as red as The Daily Worker and just as sore!
When Professor Oddly is reminiscing about his honeymoon. He refers to the Anemone Nemorosa plant that he saw in the Catskills. As a botanist, Professor Oddly should have been aware that the Anemone Nemorosa is a plant indigenous to Europe and the British Isles in particular.
Opening credits prologue: Once upon a time - in 1941 to be exact - there lived in a great, tall forest - called New York - eight men who were writing an encyclopedia.
They were so wise they knew everything: the depth of the oceans, and what makes a glowworm glow, and what tune Nero fiddles while Rome was burning.
But there was one thing about which they knew very little - as you will see . . .