Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1936. Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Don Hartman, Frank Butler, based on a story by Philip MacDonald, from the novel by Louis Lucien Rogger. Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff. Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr.. Music by John Leipold. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film Editing by Paul Weatherwax.
Carole Lombard does a hilarious Garbo impersonation in this cute comedy. She plays a poor woman who impersonates a European princess to get onto a cruise liner bound for America, where she plans to enjoy a successful career in films. She falls in love with the ship’s bandleader (Fred MacMurray), but things go haywire when a blackmailer on board threatens to tell people who she is. To make matters even worse, if they could be so, a murderer has stowed away on board and is piling up the bodies with the evidence pointing at our heroine. Now she and MacMurray have to team up to catch the murderer before the whole world finds out she’s a fraud. Bouncy fun, and with Lombard around the pleasure never stops!