In the Foreign Legion: Because he refuses to throw a wrestling match, Abdullah (Wee Willie Davis) joins the Foreign Legion in Algeria. The promoters, Johnny (Bud Abbott) and Max (Lou Costello), go after him to bring him back to the U.S. No sooner do Johnny and Max arrive in Algeria than a spy reports their presence to Sheik Hamud El Khalid (Douglass Dumbrille), desert Sheik and a cousin of Abdullah. While trying to elude Hamud's assassins, Johnny and Max get into a slave market and unknowingly outbid Hamud for six beautiful girls, after which Sgt. Axmann (Walter Slezak) tricks Johnny and Max into joining the Foreign Legion.
Meet the Keystone Kops: It is New york, circa 1912, and the nickelodeon craze has just taken hold. Egged on by his friend Harry (Bud Abbott), Willie Plyer (Lou Costello) "invests" $5,000 belonging to his aunt in a motion picture studio. The Seller (Fred Clark), a smooth talking confidence trickster, gives Willie a deed to the old Edison studio, and skips town with girlfriend Leota Van Cleef (Lynn Bari). They head for Hollywood where The Seller plans to pose as a famous European director, get into films and make a big star of Leota.