J.J. Blodgett: We don't need an export licence. We're gonna bypass all that bull... Wendell Armbruster: Bypass, how can you do it? J.J. Blodgett: No sweat. We're appointing your father commercial

We don't need an export licence. We're gonna bypass all that...

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J.J. Blodgett:
We don't need an export licence. We're gonna bypass all that bull...
Wendell Armbruster:
Bypass, how can you do it?
J.J. Blodgett:
No sweat. We're appointing your father commercial attaché to the embassy in Rome, and that entitles him to all the rights and immunities of a diplomat.
Wendell Armbruster:
But wait a minute, we're going to appoint him...
J.J. Blodgett:
Why not?
Wendell Armbruster:
A dead man?
J.J. Blodgett:
Just proves that we don't discriminate against anybody for reasons of race, creed, color, or state of health.

Transcript:
No, that's not why I called.
I called to tell you
that Anna the maid...
she has been arrested
by the police...
in a rowboat trying
to escape to Sicily.
And the bodies,
they are in the coffins...
and all ready for shipment.
Let me see...
there was something else.
The judge in Naples,
he has had a slight stroke.
Wait a minute. What judge?
I don't know
any judge in Naples.
Yes, you do.
The one with the same mistress
as my cousin the lawyer...
who was going to get
my nephew out of jail.
She was going to help him,
but she helped him too hard...
and the judge, he always had
high blood pressure.
What are you trying to tell me?
We have no export license,
is that it?
More or less.
Now they will have to
appoint a new judge.
That may take a day or two.
We sure are running
in bad luck.
It's not your fault.
It's the way it goes.
Don't worry about it.
I still like you.
Problems?
We may be stuck here
for another couple of days.
That's terrible.
Yeah.
What about the funeral?
Oh, boy!
All those people...
the closed-circuit TV,
glee club...
I'll just have to call
Baltimore.
If it has to be postponed,
it has to be postponed.
- I'm so sorry.
- What can I do?
You've certainly done
everything you could.

Clip duration: 81 seconds
Views: 12
Timestamp in movie: 02:00:07
Uploaded: 21 October, 2021
Genres: comedy, romance
Summary: A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon father's body only to discover dad died with his long-time mistress.


Actors

J.J. Blodgett - Edward Andrews