Famed screenwriter Dudley Nichols (STAGECOACH, 1939; THE INFORMER, 1935; BRINGING UP BABY, 1938) tried his hand at producing, directing, and writing and came up with a dud. Tufts is a successful Detroit auto executive brought to Washington, D.C., to help speed up the wartime bomber output.
De Havilland plays the loyal secretary who guides him through the mounds of entangling red tape that Tufts constantly finds himself caught in. Fed up with the bureaucracy, Tufts goes on the rampage and cuts through channels, short-circuiting the system. He soon finds himself hauled before a Senate
investigating committee, but he is acquitted thanks to an eloquent appeal on his be...