Within minutes one evening, Dave, Alabam, and Mickey's girlfriends break up with them - Dave's girlfriend wants him to do something more serious than acrobatics, Alabam's girl tires of his poetry, and Mickey's gal thinks he may be getting too serious. Meanwhile, in the same apartment building, Thelma Todd, a leading actress of the stage, is rehearsing a death scene. One at a time, the lads overhear her calls for help, burst in, attempt a rescue, and then fall for her. She plays a bit with their affections, especially after hearing that each has lost at love. The ex-girlfriends overhear: is jealousy the mother of renewed interest? Written by
with somebody other than Patsy Kelly, Zasu Pitts, or the Marx Bros. Thank goodness TCM shows Hot Toddy's comedy shorts, otherwise I wouldn't get to see them. When one comes on, she always lit up the screen with her comedic charm & blonde beauty. No matter who she played opposite, she added her own worthy contributions.
This short was another example of how she seemed to be able to hold her own as a comedienne with all the others of the time....even if it was "the boyfriends". More's the pity her life was cut short, as she would've left us with many more celluloid moments to enjoy. But she left us with enough to continue to enjoy many years later.
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