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.
Billy Wilder had already written the story in Germany, then brought it to the US when he emigrated and sold it to MGM.
Yes, I love him. I love those hick shirts he wears with the boiled cuffs and the way he always has his vest buttoned wrong. Looks like a giraffe, and I love him. I love him because he's the kind of a guy that gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and...
The professor starts a fire by, supposedly, focusing the rays of the sun through a lens. However, for this to happen the lens has to be between the sun and the tinder. In the movie the lens is across the room from the tinder and the sunlight coming through the skylight.
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 . . .
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