It was around this time that gangster movies and screwball comedies were tilting for the movie-goer's dollar, so Columbia decided to combine the two and do a screwball gangster comedy. Connolly is a rich banker who is nailed by the IRS for fiddling with his income tax and sent to the
federal pen at Atlanta. His madcap family's spending is what got him in trouble, and he welcomes the respite and a chance to sort things out in the confines of the prison. Once there, he meets Raft, a convicted bootlegger, who has taken the opportunity to invade the jail's library and educate
himself. Raft, like many criminals, is a conservative type, and he plans to tread the straight...