Patchy vehicle for West End revue darlings Courtneidge and Hulbert. As rival journalists on the trail of Ruritanian heiress Desni, they tangle with haunted castles, irate editors, runaway sleighs, a ghost called Stephen and a villain called Sausage. Hulbert's snow and ice slapstick is embarrassingly unfunny, but the film is saved by the bit-part players and the exuberantly inventive Courtneidge. Disguised as a twitching rabbit-toothed hypochondriac, as 'onest, affable and 'elpful ladies 'elp Hettie Bartholomew, and finally as a kangaroo leading her bemused adversaries in a chorus of 'Why Has a Cow Got Four Legs?', she is absurdly magnificent.
Cast and crew
|Director:||Robert Stevenson, Jack Hulbert|
|Screenwriter:||Jack Hulbert, Douglas Furber, Robert Stevenson|