Based on George S. Kaufman's play "The Butter and Egg Man," the story here focuses on a gullible chump from the sticks, Erwin, who has $20,000 and a yen for show business. He is cornered into sinking all his money into a flop of a play by some shady promoters. Erwin turns the tables on
them when he doctors the show's books and makes it a success in New York. Then he sells it back to the original promoters in time for them to be zapped with a plagiarism suit. The title for Kaufman's play came out of the raucous mouth of NYC nightclub hostess of the 1920s, Texas Guinan, who once
asked a patron how he came by his money. He replied that he owned a large farm with many ...