Entire movie is about taking time to appreciate people and moments in your life before it's too late. Love, between couples and families, conquers all. Children thrive on positive parental attention. Crime doesn't pay. A young woman should be allowed to choose her romantic partners. Radio advertises "Romance can come, even after 35."
Charley walks away unscathed from several near-fatal accidents and incidents, including heavy items falling near his head, car crashes, people shooting at him. A young child driving a car almost crashes and nearly runs over a woman and her dog two times, the latter played for laughs. Ray gets a black eye in a fight (not shown). Chicago gangster with gun threatens adults and kids, forcing a child to drive his getaway vehicle, knocking out a partner with a blow to the head, sequestering kids in their own home, engaging in a shoot-out that includes a bullet aimed at Charley. A car chase sends drivers veering through neighborhoods, knocking a ladder out from under a worker, crashing without any major injuries. Police chase Charley's car with guns drawn and find a machine gun in the backseat.
Leonora is dating two different boys, including on the same night. She and Ray hug and kiss. Ray keeps Leonora out all night with excuse they were just having fun dancing. A woman is sent by female owner of bootleg club to join Charley at his table because she hears he's "looking for a little company." Charley stops Nettie from undressing in their bedroom because invisible angel Roy is watching. Leonora elopes with Ray, and Nettie says they must be stopped before they "do something." Charley hears Leonora and Ray, now a married couple, giggling in her bedroom. Charley gives his wife a passionate kiss goodbye.
Mild insults like "loonybird," "chum," "lounge lizard," "yacking broad," and "boob."
A subplot involves gangsters bootlegging liquor, also referred to as "hooch," to an illegal club. Charley orders a lemonade without knowing it has alcohol in it. A worker jokes that if he felt like drinking on the job he'd "stop working." Gangsters smoke cigarettes. Charley smokes a pipe. Some drinking-related jokes include "You better sober up" and "Let me smell your breath."