A circus worker wins a sweepstakes prize of $150,000 and must travel to England to present his ticket and collect his winnings. He books passage on a transatlantic liner, but on board is a ... See full summary »




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Cast overview:
George Moran ...
Henry Johnson (as The Two Black Crows)
Charles Mack ...
Egbert Jackson (as The Two Black Crows)
Prof. Horace S. Limberly - Hypnotist
Charlie O'Brien (as Charlie Murray)
Bill Bogard
Princess Mitzi
Pearl - the Maid
Capt. Otto Von Stormberg
Alexander Carr ...
Abe Shapiro
Matt McHugh ...
Hungarian Consul
Harry Schultz ...
Ludwig - First Mate
Nona Mozelle ...
Captain's Girl Friend


A circus worker wins a sweepstakes prize of $150,000 and must travel to England to present his ticket and collect his winnings. He books passage on a transatlantic liner, but on board is a shady hypnotist who hears about the man's good fortune. He manages to get a chance to hypnotize the winner and then takes his ticket, after which he disappears. When the man wakes up and realizes his ticket has been stolen, he sets out to find the phony "professor" and reclaim his ticket. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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25 December 1932 (USA)  »

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Little Gypsy  »

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The majority of the cast and crew from the film left Ensenada, Mexico, aboard the SS Emma Alexander on July 24, 1932, and arrived in Los Angeles, California, the same day, according to the ship's List of United States citizens. The ship's manifest lists them as "Movie Company" and contains 42 members of the cast and crew already identified as working on Hypnotized, including Mack Sennett, Hattie McDaniel, Marjorie Beebe, Wallace Ford, Spec O'Donnell and many others. Eleven persons are listed on the ship's papers who were with the cast/crew, but who have not yet been identified as having worked on the film. See more »


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You... Will... Not... See... This... Movie!
24 March 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This movie has long had the reputation of being the worst comedy feature ever produced. I won't dispute that it *should* be the worst, but no record holds forever and Hollywood in the 1990s and 2000s has produced strong contenders for the title, if not outright record breakers.

We are, however, concerned with this movie, which is awful. First, it stars Mack & Moran, the Two Black Crows, blackface comedians who were wildly popularly in this period. They start out working for a carnival -- Moran disappears about a reel into the movie, which should improve it, but doesn't -- and wind up taking a ship across the ocean -- which ocean is never specified, nor should anyone care so long as they didn't come back -- where they are hypnotized by Ernest Torrence. You know they are hypnotized because they don't move. This is probably the funniest thing in the movie: a sequence where the lead comics do nothing.

This movie is a grave puzzlement: there is tremendous comic talent here, from the stars, through the supporting players down to people who have one line -- among them Herman Bing and Luis Alberni. It's simply that no one ever does anything that could be described as funny.

The coming of sound had put Mack Sennett, this film's producer and director, under severe financial strain strain. The depression had made things worse and this feature sank him. After this, he made his W.C. Fields shorts, including THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER, which everyone thought were even worse than this, and then basically retired against his will to write his memoirs.

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