Did I say pre-Code? One musical number, "Sweet Marijuana" from Gertrude Michael, features nudity, blood, drug references, and swearing. (Bette Midler covered that one in the 1970s.) Also featured was the hit song "Cocktails for Two." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra add to the musical talent.
And the cast is incredible: Toby Wing, Charles Middleton, Donald Meek, and Gail Patrick. Look closely and you'll find Lucille Ball, Alan Ladd, Dennis O'Keefe, and Ann Sheridan in uncredited roles.
Directed by Mitchell Leisen (Death Takes a Holiday, Frenchmen's Creek, The Big Broadcast of 1938) and adapted by Carey Wilson (Mutiny on the Bounty, Green Dolphin Street, Scaramouche) from the play by Earl Carroll and mystery writer Rufus King.