6 November 2008 | Doylenf
Mildly amusing screwball comedy with typical misunderstandings causing havoc...
The only really surprising thing about this pleasant little caper is that LEONID KINSKEY (a very funny character actor) has a major part and runs off with most of his scenes. Even when actors like VICTOR McLAGLEN and DENNIS O'KEEFE are around. Pretty MARJORIE WOODWORTH is the bland romantic lead as O'Keefe's love interest, a movie star on a publicity stunt involving a baby that turns out to be the subject of a kidnapping investigation.
The misunderstandings pile up as everyone takes a turn at shielding the baby from the police. PATSY KELLY and ZASU PITTS supply some comedy relief and do well enough to provide a few chuckles.
Gordon Douglas directs, keeping the farce moving along at a rapid enough pace except for a few lulls where things get a little dull due to script problems.
Summing up: Nothing special about this harmless enough B-film that manages to be cheerful enough but entirely forgettable. Railroad fans get to see the Broadway Limited in action with plenty of shots of trains and tracks for good measure.