Wendell (Bert Wheeler) loves Betty (Dorothy Lee), but her rich proper Aunt Minnie (Edna May Oliver ) calls him a shrimp, a germ, a ninny, a worm and an amphibian (to name a few insults) and tries to keep him away. Meanwhile, Zander (Robert Woolsey) gambles and wins the crown of the Kingdom of Eldorania.
This “forgotten horror” was inspired by Eva Taylor’s song “Chloe – Song Of The Swamp” (also a hit by Paul Whiteman). Chloe (20s star Olive Borden) is a confused, mixed race young woman being raised in the swamp by angry “old voodoo negress” Mandy (Georgette Harvey) who talks (in rhyme.)
Americans Martin and Osa Johnson return in a aquaplane to the scene of Cannibals of the South Seas (1912), their first feature. The footage of flying snakes, “tree climbing” fish, weird owls, 100’s of monkeys (including ones with “Jimmy Durante” noses), and various types of people is excellent.