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This Jimmy Durante vehicle is very light entertainment based around the then-popular conception of what a Hollywood party might be like. Lots of scantily clad dancing girls in choreographed dance routines, lots of sexual innuendoes, lots of songs, jokes about Durante as Tarzan, etc. The Stooges make a brief appearance as autograph hounds, and Laurel &Hardy briefly show as debt collectors. Not offensive but passable.
Rarely does a work juggle so many balls in the air, without dropping a one, and all done with panache and flair. The pictures, the writing, the cast, and the flow...all executed by a master storyteller. And so many points of view handled fairly, even epically! A film with so many standout scenes that one cannot be chosen. One of the best movies ever made.
Six months before the stock market crash that led to the Depression Americans flocked to see this evocation of innocence and simplicity on a magical isle far away from everything. Ramon Navarro was just about as hot as a leading man could be and shirtless; singing about his "Pagan Love", a song that stayed popular for decades. Woody van Dyck returns to the tropics again with this simple tale of yearning for the peace of loving.
Nothing too serious here, a movie of leftovers from other movies (True Grit and African Queen), and used as a personality vehicle for it's two main stars, that it is their only screen collaboration being the sell. It has the overall feeling of two bullshitters sitting around bullshitting each other and whomever else might be happening to listen. Wayne gets a softer edge from her, and Hepburn gets to shoot a Gatling gun. It's Hollywood.
Here is a lighthearted comedy that is less than a movie per se and more of a situation comedy, the situation being what happens when a inexperienced captain and crew helm an experimental submarine. What viewers get is a piece inoffensive as cold milk, nice. What is remarkable is the number of the secondary cast who were just starting out who would go on to appear in more noteworthy projects.