Bing Crosby and W.C. Fields were paired in this uneven musical comedy. The folks at Paramount were unhappy with the rushes that featured Lanny Ross in the role that Crosby took over--that of Tom Grayson, a Philadelphian who is engaged to Elvira (Gail Patrick), the eldest daughter of the
Rumfords, paragons of southern gentility. But when Tom, a confirmed pacifist, refuses to duel with one of Elvira's other suitors (John Miljan), the "cowardly" Yankee is sent packing by Gen. Rumford (Claude Gillingwater), with the approval of the disgraced Elvira. Her younger sister, Lucy (Joan
Bennett), is much more sympathetic, but too young for Tom to take with him when he takes a...