For no specific reason with the exception of, it appears, to present some jabber about the Ku Klux Klan, the story is set in Louisiana. Ditty Sobieski composed the screenplay, which was coordinated by Richard Donner.
Everybody is squandered, including Mr. Gleason, who dependably looks as though he’s simply originated from the hairdresser, and Mr. Pryor, who is never taking care of business in such routine circumstances, however he tries hard. He has two scenes in which he sobs Stan Laurel-like tears of dissatisfaction. He spruces up in drag once and has a few experiences with comic props, which is not the kind of thing he bests.
As the little kid, Scott Schwartz is surprisingly harmless, which could be on the grounds that he doesn’t yet perceive what an unpleasant try he’s required in. Sprucing up the sides of the motion picture, as though they were acquired objets d’art, are Wilfred Hyde-White, Ned Beatty and Teresa Ganzel, who is verging on interesting as Mr. Gleason’s tootsie of a spouse.