Legendary director John Ford directs the equally legendary actor Edward G. Robinson in a gangster comedy. While the results make for a good film, I'm not entirely sure they pull off the "comedy" part as well as they could have.
Arthur Ferguson Jones (Edward G. Robinson) is a timid clerk at an advertising firm who harbors a secret crush on an attractive co-worker (Jean Arthur) - and he just happens to bear a striking likeness to a ruthless gangster, Killer Mannion. When a patron at a diner (Walter Meek) sees Jones and thinks he's Mannion, he tips off the cops, hoping to get a reward. Jones ends up arrested and relentlessly grilled by the police before being released, and he winds up a local celebrity as a result. However, he quickly learns that fame has its price, especially when the real Mannion shows up, hoping to take advantage of having a doppelganger.