Mervyn LeRoy, is producing this screen version of the legit hit [by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott] adhered pretty closely to the original. There are practically no alterations and only a few additions, and whatever was added is on the profit side. Instead of the radio broadcast finish, the screen permits carrying the action direct to the racetrack, which opens the way for some extra comedy business. About the only other new sequence is a hospital bit.
Another improvement is the handling of the lead, ‘Oiwin’, by Frank McHugh. He does splendidly in the sap assignment without changing the character (of the timid man who always picks winners). Other cast stand- outs include two of the boys from the legit cast, Sam Levene and Teddy Hart. Levene’s wise guy and Hart’s soft-hearted chiseler are both highly enjoyable.
Joan Blondell, Allen Jenkins and Guy Kibbee, of the Warner comedy stock company, are all capable, as usual.