Bob “San Diego Marine Base”Hope tries out a few openings in this rehearsal preview. He jokes about the Marines, fishing, and how much the Marines love him. Other jokes include girls, tough Marines, the beach, and physical conditioning. Trips to Mexico, and Santa Anita horse races, all make the topics for jokes.
After a false start, Francis Langford with the Six Hits and a Miss sing, Embraceable You. Francis jokes with Bob about the base, dice, and after flubbed lines, they turn to dating. What differences are there between sailors and Marines? Why can’t the men of different services get along?
Smooth talking orchestra leader, Buddy Rogers enters to sweep Francis off her feet. He compliments her on her talent, even among the flubbed lines. Is Bob a little jealous? Bob tries to horn in to joke with Buddy, but he only has eyes for Francis. Once Francis departs, Buddy and Bob have a hard time with their lines. What’s it like in the traveling life in Buddy’s band as they do the vaudeville circuit? The two discuss their old days of performing.. What was their dressing rooms like? What does Buddy think of Bob’s acting?Skinny Ennis enters to joke with fellow musician, Buddy Rogers. Topics include musicians who don’t read music, playing instruments, musical backgrounds, unions, and more. The two musicians see who can hold a note the longest.Joined by the Six Hits and a Miss, Betty Hutton sings, Blues in the Night.
In the story of Bob Hope’s life, he joins the Marines, along with Buddy Rogers and Skinny Ennis. Being payday, they discuss what to do with theyr salary. How about going out with girls? Dice games, shortages, priorities, and other ways to spend their money. Giving in to temptation, Bob and the guys get involved in a craps game with loaded dice. Needing a loan, the guys go to Kolonna’s loan company. Francis Langford is Jerry’s receptionistShe jokes about her job and duties, then Jerry deescribes how his business works, and argues with Bob. Francis talks to the guys about dating. Will Bob ever get his loan?