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The Old Bull (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  4 June 1932 (USA)
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The girls encounter a runaway lion while stranded out in the country.



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Complete credited cast:
Otto Fries ...
Mr. Bailey - Farmer


Thelma and Zazu are on a leisurely excursion in a borrowed car. Thelma lets Zazu drive. When she brakes to avoid a bull pulled along by three rustics, her foot gets stuck and the car crashes through a barn. The barn's owner won't let them leave without paying damages. The gals hoof it, walking in a large circle to arrive back at the farmer's house after dark. While outside his door, they hear a radio broadcast to beware a lion escaped from a wintering circus. Can Thelma and Zasu reclaim the car while avoiding the angry farmer, his prize bull, and the renegade lion? Written by <>

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lion | farmer | bull | barn | radio | See All (9) »


Comedy | Short






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4 June 1932 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Lion on the Loose
21 August 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The girls (Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts) take a drive to the country where they nearly hit every farm animal from bull to chicken to bees that crosses their path. Next thing you know they crash through a barn door, encounter the wrath of an angry farmer, and are soon making the long walk home in the dark wearing dresses and t-strap high heels (Zasu: "Oh, my poor feet!). But wait, news flash: a lion has just escaped from a nearby circus!

This short comedy is very funny and had me laughing out loud quite a bit, particularly in the second half after the lion is on the loose. I love the relationship between Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts, they appear to be real pals and as usual with their films, the two actresses really seem to be having a good old time filming this - Thelma Todd even appears to be holding back chuckles in one scene where they are struggling to climb over each other in their car seat. An entertaining short, lots of fun.

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