Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it turns out, their plane crashes on the very estate of the dealer. Thinking the duo are police officers, the dealer offers his home for their convalescence from the accident. Meanwhile, the diamonds have been snatched by a kleptomaniac dog and buried on the estate. When the smugglers track down the pair, they try to convince the dealer that they are officials from an institution from which the two have escaped. Before long, the carnival fellows, the crooks, the gem dealer and his family, along with a platoon of cops, are tearing up the grounds to find where the dog has buried the diamonds.
Did You Know?
The amphibious airplane in this film is a Sikorsky S-39B, built in 1930-31, registration NC55V. Its delivery cost was $20,000 ($295,000 inn 2018). Only 21 of all variants were built, and as of 2018 only three examples survive. This particular plane's registration was canceled in 1938. See more
On the Good Ship Lollipop
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Sung by Lupe Velez
imitating Shirley Temple See more