Eddie Cantor Roman Scandals Movie Poster
Eddie Cantor stars as 'Eddie', a good natured character of West Rome, Oklahoma, liked by many because of his generous deeds by giving food away to the poor and paying back his employer (Lee Kohlmar) by having him take the money out of his salary, which is less than the amount of food given. 'Why don't you raise my salary?' he asks his boss. Later when Warren Finley Cooper (Willard Robertson), a corrupt politician, evicts a group of citizens from their homes in favor of building a jail that is not actually needed but only as a pay back a favor to a police chief who helped to get him elected, Eddie talks out of turn to Finley and finds himself being forced to leave town. After being escorted across the border, Eddie, who happens to be an enthusiast about ancient Roman history, falls asleep on the side of the road and dreams himself back to the real Rome where he also encounters corrupt politics headed the evil Emperor Valerius (Edward Arnold).