Most comedy stars made poor films - this is one of Will Hay's. The plot is the usual fudge about a mistaken identity, in this case Hay is taken for a professor and accidentally ends up on the liner over to USA, where he proceeds to be involved with gangsters and the kidnapping of a rich child. There is a slight Wodehouse-ishness in the dealings with the brat boy, but mostly Hay struggles to carry the plot, aided bravely by Edgar Kennedy as a dopy heavy.
One viewing only, and only one star from me, and as we all know, Will Hay was the brightest star when accompanied by his stalwart troublemakers Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt. As with 'Old Bones of the River' there is a very crude sequence, in this case featuring a smoke-covered Hay hiding in a procession of protesting blacks, which would nowadays seem racist.