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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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Gangster
Eddie Kane ...
Inspector Kane
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Policeman
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Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Farina)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Stymie)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby (as Chubby)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Shirley Jean Rickert ...
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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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THE STOLEN JOOLS (William C. McGann, 1931) **1/2
15 February 2009 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Believe it or not, this unique all-star comedy short was financed by a tobacco-producing company in aid of charity! Practically everybody who was anybody in Hollywood circa 1931 puts in an appearance here during its mildly enjoyable but thoroughly fascinating 18-minute run: seasoned copper Wallace Beery sending rookie Buster Keaton to patrol the streets of L.A., detective team supreme of Laurel & Hardy arriving on the scene of the titular crime (belonging to Norma Shearer, no less) and having their car disassemble itself right there and then, Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowe (in character as Flagg and Quirt) waited on by Swede El Brendel at a restaurant, Warner Baxter (again in character as The Cisco Kid – for which he was awarded an Oscar in 1929) flirting with the ladies, gangsters Edward G. Robinson and George E. Stone hiding out in a hotel lobby, Richard Dix and Irene Dunne – whom I have just seen teamed up in CIMARRON (1931) – being questioned by a nosy investigator, editor Gary Cooper ordering reporter Eugene Palette about, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. taking a stroll with Loretta Young, a rare peak at the home of newly-weds Frank Fay and Barbara Stanwyck (of whom, incidentally, I have just acquired a handful of rare movies)…plus Richard Barthelmess, Joe E. Brown (donning a false beard), Maurice Chevalier, Joan Crawford, Jack Oakie, Wheeler & Woolsey (whose brief bit here made me want to watch more of them), etc.


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