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The Stolen Jools (1931)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  4 April 1931 (USA)
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Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the ... See full summary »

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Police Sergeant
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Jack Hill ...
Policeman
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Policeman
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Gangster (as Edward Robinson)
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Eddie Kane ...
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Policeman
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Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Farina)
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Stymie (as Stymie)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby (as Chubby)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Mary Ann Jackson
Shirley Jean Rickert ...
Shirley Jean
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Echo (as Echo)
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Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the investigation of the reported theft of Norma Shearer's jewelry. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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"The Stolen Jools" is this film's original title. It was made by the National Vaudeville Artists (NVA) as part of a charity campaign and distributed free to theatres in 1931. After the showing a live speaker would come out and request donations. The film was rediscovered in 1972 in Britain, where it had been released in 1932 as "The Slippery Pearls," one of the Masquers Club comedy series for RKO. Subsequently a U.S. print was discovered and the film's true title, origin and purpose were at last known. See more »

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On Detective Kane's pawn ticket, "saxophone" is misspelled "saxaphone." See more »

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Star Power With A Few Laughs
18 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Slippery Pearls", also called "The Stolen Jools", is a short comedy that is worth watching for the star power alone. It's amazing how many movie greats appear in just 20 minutes, from silent film legends to some of the (at the time) youngest stars in Hollywood.

The actual story, an investigation of the theft of Norma Shearer's jewelry at a big party, is just a device to give a "detective" a reason for talking to all these celebrities. There are a fair number of decent gags, but the humor is not nearly as noteworthy as the great cast. Watch it and see how many luminaries you can spot.


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