MGM decided to do a remake of the 1929 RKO film, so the studio borrowed Abbott and Costello from Universal, fixed up the plot to fit in with war happenings, and hired a writer to think up some new gags for the boys. The sole intention was a sure-fire box-office hit. Excepting the
presence of Abbott and Costello, the story is a routine outing in which Conway plays a Nazi spy in the employ of hotel owner Grayson. Abbott and Costello aid Carroll in foiling the criminal scheme and provide a few original gags along the way--though they mostly get by with old faithfuls. Credit
director Simon with maintaining a fair level of suspense and injecting humor and music at just ...