Lacks almost all of the visual sophistication of other early comedies, as well as the manic energy of some other stars' vehicles. I do find Fields' persona funny, but it's not nearly enough to carry this film that struggles to place him in comic scenarios with defined arcs and beats. His nagging wife is incessantly grating, making it difficult for the familial sentimentality to fill the comedic void as well.
The penultimate Fields film, just has an example of everything about his work all tightly packaged into one little masterstroke. If you don't enjoy this film, his comedy just isn't for you and I wouldn't waste your time with his others. No big deal, plenty of other great comedians from the era. : )