Cast & Crew
When Horseshoe tries to call in a warehouse fire to his employer, Ace Lucky, during a broadcast of his country and western radio show, obnoxious young Bobby Upperworth hangs up the telephone. Meanwhile, Lucky informs snooty Lucile Upperworth, Bobby's aunt, that he no longer needs her sponsorship for his new television program because he has been able to buy the necessary equipment with loans from the cast, who all dislike her. When Horseshoe finally reaches Lucky with the news that all his new equipment has burned in the fire, however, Lucky is forced to ask Lucile for help. Lucile agrees to buy new equipment on the condition that she will be the writer, producer, director and star of the program. Later, Lucile arrives at Lucky's ranch accompanied by Bobby and several performers who are to take part in the more "cultured" program she plans to present. Horrified by the changes Lucile wants to institute, Lucky's performers plot to get rid of her without losing the money that they need. Unknown to Lucky, Eddy Arnold, his star performer, is Bobby's father, but after his wife died, he was coerced by Lucile, her sister, into promising that he would never try to see his son again. Lucile, who told Bobby that his father was dead, now orders Lucky to drop Eddy from the show. Lucky refuses but becomes even more desperate to get rid of his nemesis, especially when he learns that Mr. Rushman, the network representative, hates the play, which is set in ancient Greece, that Lucile has written. Horseshoe suggests that they fake a bandit attack to scare Lucile away, but Bobby overhears the plot and rigs a series of booby traps to foil them. When one of the booby traps injures Eddy, a repentant Bobby apologizes to the singer, who then sings the boy a song he wrote for his son when he was a baby. Lucile sees them together and fires Eddy, but Lucky insists that he stay. Then Valerie Kay, Lucky's secretary, learns that Charles Chester Upperworth, Lucile's husband, is facing bankruptcy. Lucky tells Upperworth that if he can persuade Lucile to leave the program, the regular Ace Lucky show will be picked up by the network, and he will be able to return the money that he borrowed. Upperworth immediately agrees to help, and when Lucile, who is convinced that her program will be a great success, refuses to leave, he suggests that they abduct her. Lucile evades the kidnappers, however, and Lucky is forced to broadcast her "historical" play. In the meantime, Bobby, who has become very fond of Eddy, rigs more booby traps and the play comes off as a slapstick comedy. After the set collapses, Lucky orders the curtain dropped and the musicians perform their set. The show, with Eddy as star, is a big hit and the network agrees to pick it up. Later, a grateful Upperworth tells Bobby that Eddy is his father, and the two are reunited.
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Crew credits, missing from the viewed print, were taken from copyright material and contemporary reviews.