This mostly humorous, sometimes sentimental, but always authentic saga of the commonplace was one of the most warmly welcomed plays of the recent season in New York. It tells the story of the widowed owner of a shoddy Florida Hotel, struggling to keep the place running against the demands of his insistent creditors, and at the same time fighing to hold the affections of his twelve-year-old son and to keep the little family unit together. Sidney, the hero (if he can be called that), needing money to meet a sudden emergency, telephones his wealthy brother in New York, ,and this precipitates the tornado-like action. The brother and his wife fly down to lay down the law to Sidney and to rescue the boy from his unsuitable upbringing. Then everything happens at once: a project to marry Sidney to a widow with a little money of her own; the end of another love affair between Sidney and an attractive blonde; and finally, the seemingly successful efforts to whisk the boy back to New York and a decent home life.
"Often hilarious and frequently touching . . ." - John McClain, New York Journal-American
". . . The movement has a sort of counterpoint design of vulgarity, compassion, rage and affection . . . one of the most endearing and delightful comedies of recent years . . " - Brooks Atkinson, Neiv York Times