First, I'm a big Eleanor Powell and Burns & Allen fan, so it was obvious that I had to see this film. I wasn't turned off by the silly plot, which was no worse than most of the musicals from this era, even the Astaire-Rogers films. My DVD copy wasn't restored-or so it looked to me-and amazingly the picture was somewhat compressed so that the actors sometimes looked like a reflection in a fun house mirror. Imagine Powell with her perfect gams seemingly having chubby legs. This distortion was most evident in her dance numbers which, of course, featured her bare legs. Even with that major flaw, the dance numbers were the biggest attraction for me in the movie, although the comedy by Gracie Allen was outstanding. Strangely, they didn't pair her with George Burns, who had a minimal role in this film. I also liked Eddie "Rochester' Anderson, although his moderated Jim Crow minstrel character would be considered non-PC in 2018. That was hardly offensive next to the Chinese stereotype actor playing Wang, who would push even more buttons in the PC crowd. Unless one is looking to be offended, just sit back and enjoy yourself with these ethnic roles. And the Eleanor Powell tribute to Bill Robinson in blackface was just that: a perfect tribute. Robert Young had the major role in the plot and did a fine job playing light comedy, but I came to this film for the music and dancing. Harry Warren, next to Irving Berlin, has more hits than any other composer, but is an unknown name to most people. Look him up and you'll be shocked by all the wonderful tunes he wrote. In this movie he was paired with an excellent lyricist, Gus Kahn, himself the subject of a Hollywood biopic, "I'll See You In My Dreams." The featured song, titled as the movie, "Honolulu" was my favorite scene in the film, alone just about worth the price of the DVD. You get to see Gracie playing a ukulele and singing the song before she and Eleanor Powell do some routine taps, then followed by Powell's tap dancing-rope skipping dance. The song is delightful and my wife worked it out complete with the lyrics and uke chords on her site: banjojudy.com. The Marx Brothers number and the Hula-tap dance are also fun. Yes, Powell has been in better pictures, but for any of her fans, this is a must see. If you want to really appreciate Burns & Allen, get a copy of "Damsel in Distress." but this movie also shows off Gracie's enormous talent.