Horace (John Beal) and Millie (Wanda McKay) just got married and now
they want to spend a night on the town (New York City that is) before
Horace has to report for duty in the army the very next day. Then though
they find a body first in their bed then in their trunk, but everytime
they have managed to get the hotel detective Callahan (Warren Hymer), the
body is gone, and he already thinks they are looney. But of course there
really was a body in their room which two gangsters (Ernie Adams, Lynton
Brent) have hidden there, the body - that of gangster Luke Keesler (Pierce
Lyden) was just not yet dead and ultimately managed to get away.
Due to an accident, eventually Horace gets locked inside the trunk, and
the trunk gets delivered to the gangsters' boss, bigshot Frankie Saxon
(Tom Neal), who now thinks Horace is Duke, and he tries to torture the
whereabouts of whatever loot out of him. Horace manages to escape though,
but ends up in a prison cell since he was running the streets in his
pajamas. Eventually, his wife and Callahan pick him up, but almost
immediately, Horace and Millie are abducted by Frankie's man again, and
after they manage to escape (again) for a third time. It's only then that
Frankie and his men realize Horace isn't Duke, but somehow he and Millie
get out of that jam by having Frankie's house raided - even if Frankie and
his men escape ...
Back at the hotel, Horace and Millie want to spend what's left of their
wedding night with each other, when they discover the body of Duke in
their closet, only this time he's really dead. Soon enough, everybody
shows up at their room, hotel detective Callahan, Frankie and his gang,
and the police, led by sergeant Haggerty (J.Farrell MacDonald), whose
nerves are dangerously strained by the whole affair.
Of course everything ends happy, all the baddies get their just
desserts, and Horace and Millie get their sleep ... but only a few
minutes, then they have to get up again so Horace won't miss his call to
Not a bad little wartime comedy that though obviously produced on
the cheap is fast-paced enough and holds enough energy to keep the
audience interested in the onscreen goings-on. Not a masterpiece maybe,
but entertaining throughout.