Two servants place a bet on who can be the first to seduce the other’s wealthy female employer, setting off an outrageous series of sexual entanglements and comic confusions. Paul Bartel’s comedy uses its bedroom farce framework to satirize Beverly Hills society, particularly the lives of the shallow rich.
The sailor in this entertaining 20th Century-Fox programmer is Danny Malone, while the lady is Sally Gilroy. Danny’s impending marriage to Sally is put on the back burner when she is put in charge of an orphaned baby. During naval maneuvers, the infant is accidentally deposited on board Danny’s ship. Chaos reigns supreme until Danny hits upon a way to set things right.
Victor Ballard is a poor but happy-go-lucky New York sidewalk photographer who shares a studio apartment with a painter from Poland, Stefan Janowski. When Victor shoots a photo of Alexandra Curtis, he realizes she is desperate and in need of a friend who can guide her through the ways and means of surviving in Manhattan with no money.
In this Western comedy, a sagebrush flim-flam man makes a career out of swindling naive settlers and pulling off the occasional train robbery. While our cowboy confidence man has learned his crooked game well, he also has a partner in crime — a talking horse.
Jim Bolton, a well-off businessman from Chicago hears that his daughter Doris is pregnant in New York. Since he did not even know she was seeing anyone he fears the worst. Unbeknownst to him, his daughter and the father of his grandchild, Walter marry shortly before Jim’s arrival in New York. Upon his arrival he is shocked to hear that Doris and Walter plan not only a natural childbirth but the birth will take place in their apartment NOT a hospital.
Peterson Price Porterhouse III and Nancy Crane, both flat broke, meet on a Florida beach and decide to “go for the big money,” under the premise that perception will turn into reality. They crash into several big houses, pretending they are in the market for an estate, and are soon, although still penniless, living in the best hotel in town, throwing lavish parties and mingling with the upper crust. This is too good to last, but may have anyway if true love hadn’t reared its ugly head.
An Italian-American barber, Joe Thomasello, buys a sweepstakes ticket but doesn’t tell his wife, Nora, as she takes a dim view of gambling in any form. The ticket turns out to be the prize winner but Joe can’t find it where he hid it from Nora, as the baby in the family found it also. The frantic search leads to the family being jailed.