This is an amusing love story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s magical scores. The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers. Included amongst them are a gangster (Moonface Martin), a wealthy debutante and her mother (Hope and Evangeline Harcourt), a nightclub singer (Reno Sweeny), and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant (Elisha Witney and Billy Crocker). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love. Unfortunately, she is now engaged to a wealthy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Together it promises to be an exciting voyage.
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter.
Book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Linsey and Russel Crouse.