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The "six" are Charlie Ruggles, Mary Boland, George Burns, Gracie Allen, W.C. Fields, and Alison Skipworth, who star in this cross-country comedy. Planning a motor vacation to California, J. Pinkham Whinney (Ruggles) and Flora Whinney (Boland) advertise for a couple to help drive and share expenses. That couple turns out to be George Edwards (Burns) and Gracie De Vore (Allen), accompanied by Allen's surly Great Dane. Whinney is driven to near-insanity by Edwards' intrusiveness and stupidity, but the worst is yet to come: thanks to a crooked co-worker, Whinney has been accused of stealing bank funds and is now an unwitting fugitive from justice. Sheriff Hoxley (W.C. Fields, who spends a priceless ten minutes explaining why he's called "Honest John") joins forces with hotel proprietor Mrs. "Duchess" K. Rumford (Alison Skipworth) in hopes of capturing Whinney and claiming the reward. After a zany night of everybody in the cast running in and out of hotel rooms, the real crook is captured and Whinney and Flora prepare to enjoy what's left of their vacation. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Charlie Ruggles
as J. Pinkham Whinney
Mary Boland
as Flora Whinney
W.C. Fields
as Sheriff "Honest John" Hoxley
George Burns
as George Edwards
Gracie Allen
as Gracie De Vore
Alison Skipworth
as Mrs. "Duchess" K. Rumford
Bradley Page
as Ferguson
Grace Bradley
as Trixie
James Burke
as Sparks
Dick Rush
as Steele
Walter Long
as Butch
Leo Willis
as Mike
Lew Kelly
as Joe
Tammany Young
as Dr. Busby
Phil Tead
as Newspaper Accountant
William Augustin
as Cop
Irving Bacon
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Kathleen Burke
as Woman
Phil Dunham
as Drunk
Verna Hillie
as Bank Safety Deposit Clerk
Sam Lufkin
as Hotel Clerk, Glen Falls
Bob McKenzie
as Good Time Charlie
Lee Phelps
as Airline Official
Kathleen Burke
as Woman
Phil Dunham
as Drunk
Sam Lufkin
as Hotel Clerk, Glen Falls
Verna Hillie
as Bank Safety Deposit Clerk
William Augustin
as Cop
Bob McKenzie
as Good Time Charlie
Irving Bacon
as Hotel Desk Clerk

Crew

Leo McCarey
Director
Harry Ruskin
Screenwriter
Douglas MacLean
Screen Story
Walter de Leon
Screenwriter
Henry Sharp
Cinematographer
Ralph Rainger
Composer (Music Score)
LeRoy Stone
Editor
Hans Dreier
Art Director
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