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Geraldine (Dixie Lee) & Carol (Helen Flint) are 2 ladies a tad too
rich for their owbn good, so they don't have to spend their days working
for a living but drink champagne & eat caviar. So it hits them like a
sledgehammer when they learn they have been cheated out of all their
(father's) money by a phony investor, & now don't even have enough to
pay their servants' salaries.
So Geraldine, the earthier of the duo, asks the servants, chauffeur
Williams (Robert Armstrong) & maid 'Annette (Nydia Westman) if they,
instead of the salary they can't pay anyways, move in with them as tenants
- to which both agree.
But that doesn't improve the girls' situation much, since they still
have no money & the servants now refuse to serve them (since they are
only tenants now) & instead insist that the girls help with the
houseword. Geraldine tries to get work at a burlesque, based upon a mildly
risqué dance she once did for charity, but she soon has to learn there's
little chance for her if she refuses to do a proper striptease ... which
Only Williams seems to be successful, when he rents out the girls'
Rolls Royce & himself as a driver to "Pancake" Annie Jones
(Cecil Cunningham), a rich Nevada woman, & her son Phineas (Harold
Waldridge), who have come to see Manhattan & make the acquaintance of
local society. Annie even promises Williams 1000 Dollars should he be able
to arrange a meeting ... & soon he hooks them up with the girls - but
from here on it goes wrong: Maid Annette refuses to play her part as maid
in this little almost-charade, so Geraldine plays the maid while Annette,
rather unannounced, assumes the role of Carol's society friend from Europe
... & soon enough has caught the eye (& heart) of Phineas. &
soon enough too, she has married him & is off with him to Nevada.
Then Carol marries her longtime boyfriend (Franklin Pangborn), & is
gone as well, which leaves only Geraldine & Williams. & Williams
has not only lost his best customer, Mrs Jones, but also gets into a fight
that puts him out of action for a while.
Now it's up to Geraldine to make a living for herself & Williams
(whom she has somehow fallen for), & out of other ideas, she does join
the burlesque after all to do a proper striptease - but the club is raided
on her first night & she is arrested.
Fortunately, Carol's huisband agrees to bail her out, but this affair
has upset Williams, & he decides to take an offer from Mrs jones &
go to Nevada ... until she confesses she loves him & asks him to take
her with im.
It's not a good comedy or a great film, but it's lively &
lighthearted enough to provide circa 75 minutes of good entertainment,
thanks also to solid performances throughout. Despite the many allusions
to striptease though, we (of course, considering the time the film was
made) don't get to see any naked flesh.