One Night in the Tropics

Synopsis: Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancée, Cynthia (Nancy Kelly). The upcoming marriage is jeopardized by Steve's ex-girlfriend, Mickey (Peggy Moran), and Cynthia's disapproving Aunt Kitty. The policy is underwritten by a nightclub owner, Roscoe (William Frawley), who sends two enforcers - Abbott and Costello - to ensure that the wedding occurs as planned. Everyone involved in the situation winds up sailing or flying to San Marcos (a fictional South American country), where another complication arises, when Lucky falls for Cynthia. Lucky winds up marrying Cynthia, but Roscoe does not have to pay the $1-million because Steve ends up marrying Mickey.
Genre: Comedy, Music
Production: Universal
  1 nomination.
82 min

What are you staring at?

Has he got two heads?

He knocked me down the

street, he broke the elevator,

he abandoned me between floors

and he was born on May 12.

Is that your idea

of making a good impression?

Oh, I don't feel well.

Oh! Chi Chi!

Now he's sitting on Chi Chi.

Dog murderer!

I didn't even see the mutt!

Why don't you run around

with something your own size?

Cynthia, get my things. I can't

stay in this house another moment!

Oh, now, Aunt Kitty.

Don't get yourself in a snit.

Steve'll go. Couldn't we perhaps

be more reasonable about this?

It's just a silly accident after all.

Get that man

out of this house.

Come on, "that man. "

An exit is indicated.

I've never seen anybody make

a more interesting impression.

Well, that isn't how I feel.

Oh, Cynthia.

What's the matter with her? Why,

nothing, darling. She's just getting on.

You know, when a woman reaches 40... 40?

I'll bet you 50

she'll never see 60 again.

Is that so?

Never attempt to see or communicate

with my niece again.

The marriage is off! Definitely off!

Oh, Aunt Kitty, he didn't mean

that. Aunt Kitty, I didn't mean...


Oh, Cynthia.

I-I-It's off.

You bet your life it's off.

Definitely off!

- Striking an officer, eh?

- I assure you, Your Honor, it was an accident.

Does that look

like an accident?


How do you plead?

Oh, guilty, of course.

"Of course"? Do you realize you're

in for a fine, and a large one?

Make it as large as you like.

It won't come out of my pocket.

It'll come out of somebody's.

Certainly. The insurance company's.


Queer kind of insurance.

Not at all. My company'll insure

anything from teapots to television.

- Hey, what about the charge here?

- Quiet.

I bet there's one thing

you've never insured.

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