One of the greatest comedies ever made, now in the public domain (so it appears) like the Welsh terrier that figures in it.
A Wilshire Boulevard comedy, a Sunset Boulevard comedy, a San Pedro comedy.
The style can be seen as situated between Andrew L. Stone’s Hi Diddle Diddle and Peter Bogdanovich’s What’s Up, Doc?, the substance is a matter of counterfeit money for stuff that is probably dope, with a Kafka key picked up by Welles for The Trial.
The Miracle Mile (further seen in Albert S. Rogell’s The Admiral Was a Lady), the Strip (Frank Cannon’s residence, later The St. James’s Club), the Seamens Hotel.
Well ahead of its time, even for later reviewers.