In order to raise money to produce a play (as well as prove that the plot isn't ridiculous), Michael McCreigh makes a bet with his Uncle Carlton that he can begin in Central Park in his underwear and, without paying or borrowing for transportation, get to California in 10 days with a decent suit, $100...and a fiance. If he wins, he gets $15,000 to produce the play; if he loses, he must accept a job in his uncle's packing plant.
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Did You Know?
As Michael and Paula are being driven through the streets of Los Angeles near the end of the film, they are depicted as driving past the same intersection twice in successive shots - once in a long shot from above, then in the next studio shot in front of a rear-projection screen. Note the Owl Drug store on the corner. See more
There's an old saying in my family. It's not the sentiment it's the gift.
California Here I Come
Written by Al Jolson
, Buddy G. DeSylva
and Joseph Meyer
Played as part of the score when Michael starts hitching to California See more