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In the Dough (1933)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 15 November 1933 (USA)
Slim starts his first day of work at a bakery on the same day that local gangsters pay a visit to his boss demanding protection money. When the boss refuses to pay, the gangsters hatch a ... See full summary »

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Slim starts his first day of work at a bakery on the same day that local gangsters pay a visit to his boss demanding protection money. When the boss refuses to pay, the gangsters hatch a plan to destr0y the bakery, but the plan doesn't quite work out the way they thought it would. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Vitaphone production reels #1568-1569. See more »

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Slim: Excuse me, I forgot something at the bakery.
Maisie: What did you forget at the bakery?
Slim: I forgot to stay there!
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Light flaky crust
9 March 2002 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

"In the Dough" is very funny. It's one of the six short comedies that Roscoe Arbuckle filmed at Warner Brothers' Vitaphone studio in Brooklyn in the early talkie era. The funniest of these is "Buzzin' Around", but "In the Dough" is a close second in hilarity. Roscoe is at the top of his form, and Shemp Howard (the sometime Stooge) is funny here too.

Roscoe applies for a job in a bakery. When asked why he wants to be a baker, Roscoe grins broadly and replies: "Because I knead the dough."

Just when Roscoe is mixing a big vat of dough, along comes a hoodlum running a protection racket, played by the gifted comic actor Lionel Stander. One thing leads to six others, and soon Roscoe and Lionel have begun a bitter battle in the boiling biscuit batter. I usually don't see anything funny about actors getting splattered with sticky goo, but "In the Dough" is an exception.

There's a nice running gag about a Karl LaFong-ish customer who orders a birthday cake with very specific decorations: he wants "a large 'S' ... a capital 'S'." But this gag has been re-used by other comedians, so you probably know the punchline.

When I saw "In the Dough" at the American Museum of the Moving Image, with an audience full of New Yorkers, most of the audience members laughed at a stock shot of a police car stopping near a billboard for the Greenpoint Savings Bank. Apparently this is funny to New Yorkers.

The same stock shot turned up in another of Arbuckle's Vitaphone movies, and the audience laughed even harder the second time it showed up.

"In the Dough" was directed by Ray McCarey, brother of comedy legend Leo McCarey. While definitely not as talented as his brother, Ray McCarey made some excellent films and he deserves to be remembered as an efficient comedy director in his own right.


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