Jack Buchanan plays a private detective for a large insurance company, and never takes anything seriously, even murder. He’s ably partnered with Edward Everett Horton as his brother in the farcical by-play.
The story and its method of telling have in it innumerable surefire farcical ingredients, is played by a carefully selected cast and is competently produced.
Story opens with a banquet given in honor of John Forrest (Buchanan), who’s retiring from his post as chief investigator for the Stamford Assurance Co. He intends to devote himself to the writing of detective novels. When he learns that his former firm’s safe has been robbed of more than $1 million in jewels belonging to a foreign prince, he returns to the scent.