Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
USA, 1938. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Adaptation by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, from an idea by Ted Lesser. Cinematography by Victor Milner. Produced by Lewis E. Gensler. Music by Gordon Jenkins. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by LeRoy Stone
Fans of Gracie Allen will get a kick out of this adorable comedy. She plays the last in a long line of rich heiresses who becomes the first member of her family to pass an exam. Thanks to the provisions of her ancestor’s will, her passing the test makes her the owner of the college, and she decides that the professors of the institution should all be vaudevillian performers. Allen is a scream, while real-life husband George Burns plays the lawyer who tries to get the school back in the right hands. There are also some really cute songs, with the title number sung by a newly-discovered Betty Grable.