Director-producer Hawks here returned to the comic formulas that worked so well for him in BRINGING UP BABY and I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE but achieved only limited success. Cary Grant had been able to carry the earlier films with a characteristic charm that leading man Hudson was unable to
match. Hudson is the star fishing-supplies salesman of a large sporting goods store, but he knows nothing about fishing. Publicity agent Prentiss convinces Hudson's boss, McGiver, that Hudson should enter a fishing contest. With a little luck and assistance from a bear, Hudson wins. Acknowledging
that his win is a fluke, he forfeits the prize and subsequently gets fired. In the end,...