Advertising executive Preston 'Pat' Patton is fired from his job by Col. Allenby when he offends his daughter Mary Elizabeth. Pat tries to remain calm and starts the agency 'Confidential ... See full summary »
Advertising executive Preston 'Pat' Patton is fired from his job by Col. Allenby when he offends his daughter Mary Elizabeth. Pat tries to remain calm and starts the agency 'Confidential Services, Inc.' On his first assignment Pat gets off on the wrong track by delivering the wrong drunk to an overweight wife's bed. Next, he is hired to keep beautiful Rosalind Rockwell away from her father's new and young wife because her father Kenneth S. Rockwell has been passing himself off as a younger man. So, Pat hires Rosalind as his secretary, allowing her to become involved in some comic misadventures. They also become romantic. Written by
It's not terrible. It actually gets better as it goes along. But emblematic of the frantic efforts for a laugh is the shoe-eating dog: Robert Young, who has set himself up as someone who can resolve sticky situations for pay, finds himself saddled with a huge dog. The dog is ill behaved in the extreme and neither cute nor likable. When things seem to have slowed down, the dog is, no pun intended, trotted out again to give proceedings a hectic flavor.
Madge Evans, the daughter of client Ralph Morgan, is appealing. Betty Furness is fine as the girl Young is after when we meet him. Nat Pendleton is always good for a smile when he shows up, as he does so often in movies of this decade.
There are far worse movies. But this one can get on one's nerves in its attempts at being funny every second.
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