"High, Wide, and Handsome" brings Irene Dunne, Dorothy Lamour, and Randolph Scott together in a pleasant hodgepodge of conflict between true love, a railroad company, oil drillers, and carnival workers. Of course love concerns all and though for a time Miss Dunne ands keen competition from a pipe line for first place in Mr. Scott's affections the story gives her both wealth and the object of her desire before the final scores.
Elephants to the Rescue
It seem Miss Dunn, a carnival singer, spends two weeks with Scott when her circus wagon burns and marries him. At the moment of this marriage, an oil well suddenly sponts with gusto on Scott tries to run a pipe line to the refinery nearby but encounters labor difficulties since the time given by the refinery for the construction of the line is too short to suit the workmen. When most of his men have walked out hard guys employed by a railroad trying to gain control of the well start to tear up that portion of the line already laid but at the crucial moment Miss Dunne tipped off by her singing pal Miss Lamour, arrives with her carnival cohorts, pachydermic and otherwise, to save the day.
Musical End Well Rendered
Miss Lamour plays the part of a shanty boat singer and her rendition of "Allegheny Al" with Miss Dunne is excellent, Miss Dunne sings "Can I Forget You" several times pleasantly enough.
All in all, "High, Wide and Handsome" is good entertainment without being anything to rave about.