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

Bet you my fine there isn't.

What about the black eye?


I'm running for superior court

in the coming elections.

Could you cover the risk of,

uh, reelection? Reelection?


what are your chances?

Confidentially, I'm a cinch.

Fine. I'll insure you

for twice your salary.

Just a matter of putting your

autograph on the undotted line.

I never did see such goings-on.

Is this a court or a bargain counter?

Order. Well, thanks very

much for dropping in.

Oh, not at all. You can

mail me the check tomorrow.


See you in superior court.

Hey, Judge McCracken, you realize what

you've done? You let him go without a fine.

Sentence suspended!

What's your occupation?


90 days.

"My... My darling Cynthia,

I could not sleep a wink last night

because of my unfortunate behavior. "

My lovely Cynthia,

due to a series

of unhappy coincidence...

No, that's too stiff.

My dearest girl, is it my

fault you have a loony aunt?

Sounds bad. Say, what

she feed you last night?

Aunt poison.

Oh, Aunt Kitty, eh?

Well, how'd you do?

I didn't do, I went.

I did all right. That reminds me, don't

forget to vote for a Judge McCracken.

Will you shut up? My marriage

is practically on the rocks.


Oh, if I could only be sure.

To be sure, insure.

Oh, I'm not interested

in your screwy policies.

That's wonderful.

Oh, that's marvelous!

Why didn't I think of that before?

Think of what?

Love insurance. Love insurance.

Now I know you're crazy.

Do you wanna be sure

you'll marry Cynthia?

What do you think I'm yappin' about?

Take out a policy! Love insurance!

I don't get it. You'd be willing

to lay 10-to-1 on a horse.

A policy is no bet,

and Cynthia is not a horse.

But this policy would be a bet.

I'm willing to lay 10-to-1

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