14 August 2019 | boblipton
Usual Nonsensical B Musical
Evelyn Ankers inherits $95,000 if she is married before she is 24. The evening before her birthday she's on a train to Chicago to be married to her fiance, dull-as-dishwater David Bruce, when a bunch of singing soldiers get on board, including Allan Jones. Through the connivance of Miss Ankers' sister, Patsy O'Connor, Jones and Miss Ankers wind up married. When they all reach their destination, Miss Ankers wants an annulment, of course, and Mr. Jones does not.
The first half of this movie is amusing, with several songs, including standards, ditties from the Universal catalogue (including the title song) and Cole Porter's "What is this Thing Called Love". After that things slow down in the way of B movies that want get on with their stories, and the singing dies down. Some bright moments are provided by Billie Burke, Luis Alberni and Francis Pierlot, but Mantan Moreland is wasted as a largely standard train porter, and it's up to Harry Hayden to sort out the situation by having Mr. Jones sing a reprise of "What is this Thing Called Love."