You Said a Mouthful
Laughter comes in waves in You Said a Mouthful, a wet and wild comedy starring Joe E. Brown and Ginger Rogers.
The inventor of an unsinkable swimsuit, shipping clerk Joe Holt (Brown) quits his job at the Armstrong Rubber Goods Corp. and moves to California. While on Catalina Island looking for work, Joe is mistaken by socialite Alice Brandon (Rogers) for a champion marathon swimmer, who is competing in a 21- mile race to the mainland, and Joe is shocked to discover he’s expected to participate.
Begged by Alice to show up her pompous ex-suitor, Ed (Preston Foster), Joe agrees to race despite the fact that he can’t swim. Donning his unsinkable bathing suit, Joe hurries across the channel, braving octopi, seaweed, sharks and more as he races Ed for Alice’s hand and a $25,000 purse.