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Caught Plastered (1931)

Passed | | Comedy | 5 September 1931 (USA)

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Tommy Tanner
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Egbert G. Higginbothom
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Peggy Morton
Lucy Beaumont ...
Mother Talley
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Harry Waters (as Jason Robards)
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Sheriff Flint (as Charles B. Middleton)
DeWitt Jennings ...
Police Chief H.A. Morton (as De Witt Jennings)
Josephine Whittell ...
Miss Newton
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Clancy - a Policeman (as James Farley)
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Tommy Tanner: The manager came backstage and said he didn't allow profanity in his theatre.
Egbert G. Higginbothom: We didn't use any profanity.
Tommy Tanner: I know, but the audience did.
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Sweet Adeline
(1903) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Richard H. Gerard
Music by Harry Armstrong
Sung a cappella by Arthur Housman, Lee Moran and other drunks
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A gem from a forgotten comedy team
25 January 2004 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

I've seen two movies by this comedy team- one of which I enjoyed and the other I thought was terrible (CRACKED NUTS). CAUGHT PLASTERED is the one liked. There's tons of jokes and gags in this film, some are good for a few good laughs and some for a few groans. In fact, the boys play a couple of comics who failed in their routines and have been chased out of the theatre at numerous locations. So in this sense, I think the script acknowledges that these guys' comedy is not so great, but not bad enough to get some laughs. The story is fairly predictable. The down and out comedy performers out of money hopping trains stop in a town and find an old woman crying on a streetcar, because she's about to lose her drug store to the bank because of slow business. With nothing else to fall back on, the fast talking, cigar chomping, obnoxious Woolsey with this thick, round glasses and his baby faced parter, Wheeler, offer to help her get the drug store up and running again. Will they do this in enough time to save her from losing the store and saving her from having to spend the rest of her life in the "old ladies home?" You'll have to see for yourself. Much of the jokes centers around the boys interactions with the customers, many of which they, especially Woolsey, manage to offend and their getting duped by a crooked businessman/bootlegger (it's still prohibition in 1931)into selling "lemon soda". One of Woolsey's best lines, is "I think someone is passing the flask around here," when they're the ones serving the booze and they don't realize it. I can honestly say that I've never heard drunks singing "London Bridge is Falling Down" until I've seen this movie, but hey it was kind of funny. Dorothy Lee plays Wheeler's romantic interest in the movie and she is a little cutie, despite having a nasal voice. At times, they did get a little too dreamy eyed and sappy around each other, but not to the point of being too annoying. Overall, while I enjoyed this movie and the chemistry between Wheeler and Woolsey, I think their act was kind of second rate compared to others like the Marx Brothers. Still, this movie has the special early 1930s feel to it, is well written and doesn't move slowly like many early sound films, and is quite enjoyable. Check it out if you get the opportunity. 7/10


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