I'm not a fan of musicals. I picked this one up at the library because I wanted to see the first appearance of the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside." What I discovered was a very entertaining movie, even if some of the musical numbers feel, to my jaded 21st Century self, a little bit silly and embarrassing (although I'm quite sure they didn't feel that way to 1949 audiences.) The "Baby, It's Cold Outside" sequence is not one of those... it's a total scream! The way it was worked into the script is so clever it nears genius. The plot is cute, silly, and fairly predictable... but as light comedies go, it's certainly a good one. The thing that really surprised me, as someone who was born a generation after this movie was made, was seeing Ricardo Mantalban (who I am familiar with only from "Fantasy Island" and his Khan role in Star Trek) as a much younger man. Red Skelton is also much younger than the comedy clips I remember seeing from his TV show. It was fun to see actors who continued to appear in TV and movies for decades to come in roles they played when they were quite young.
And hey... who's that one guy who sounds just like Speedy Gonzales? Why... it IS Speedy Gonzales!