“If you don’t tell anybody I’m not a gypsy, I won’t tell anybody you’re not an idiot.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
Hope (as usual) essentially plays a variation on his standard cinematic presence, flinging droll one-liners at a fast and furious pace, and overcoming his cowardly nature just in time to help save a damsel in distress (who may or may not really be interested in him). Hope is almost immediately upstaged, however, by Walter Brennan, giving a truly demented performance as a tattoo artist determined to embroil Hope in treasure-map shenanigans:
He’s missed when he’s not on-screen. Indeed, other than Brennan (and a nicely villainous turn by typecast Slezak):
… there’s not much here that’s particularly memorable — but it’s a finely mounted production if you’re in the mood for just this kind of fare.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments: