Screen adaptation of the  musical play includes various amusing situations, but, taken as a whole, the story does not have particular punch in dialog or otherwise. Also, the comedy values are somewhat spotty, though, here and there, including among the slapstick stuff, some fairly good laughs are registered. Phil Silvers works hard on the comic end and, in one clowning number, provides several minutes of surefire nature.
Carmen Miranda, Vivian Blaine and Silvers are the three cousins who fall heir to the old plantation, only to learn that they are poorer by having acquired the debt-laden property. They get an idea, with cooperation of a nearby Army camp, to make it a home for army wives, and raise money through putting on shows and otherwise to repair and maintain it. This opens the way for the various song and dance numbers.