At the turn of the century, Duke and Chester, two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune. On the ship to Skagway, they find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been stolen by McGurk and Sperry, a couple of thugs. They disguise themselves as McGurk and Sperry to get off the ship. Meanwhile, Sal Van Hoyden is in Alaska to try and recover the map; it had been her father’s. She falls in with Ace Larson, who wants to steal the gold mine for himself. Duke and Chester, McGurk and Sperry, Ace and his henchmen, and Sal, chase each other all over the countryside, trying to get the map.
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User Reviews: Oh this one is funny…haven’t seen it since High school, years and years ago, but I remember it well…the seen where an aged couple-including Hope, talk about their son-and then in comes Bing Crosby(!!)-where Hope sez to the camera-‘We adopted him!’…oh what a riot. And then there is the great scene where they are sledding, and the Paramount stars pop up over a mtn in the background…the constant lines about how, even when they’re in trouble, ‘Paramount won’t let anything happen to us because we’re under contract for another 4 pictures’ or words to that effect…very funny stuff, Benchley’s narration a hoot too.
***, this one is funny and to my thinking the best of the lot.