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On the Loose (1931)

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The girls, tired of being taken to Coney Island by all the local boys, meet up with two Englishmen who offer to take them on a date--to Coney Island.

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Zasu Pitts
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Pierre, the Dressmaker (as William Gilbert)
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The girls, tired of being taken to Coney Island by all the local boys, meet up with two Englishmen who offer to take them on a date--to Coney Island.

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26 December 1931 (USA)  »

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Hot Dogs  »

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Entertaining little movie
26 July 2009 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

It looks like Hal Roach was attempting to popularise the pairing of the gorgeous Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts here by including cameos by Laurel & Hardy and their occasional nemesis Charlie Hall. This film actually re-works a number of ideas from one of Laurel & Hardy's silent shorts - mostly in the Coney Island funfair locations - even using the same shaky hand-held shots.

The film is quite good of it's kind and Todd and Pitt work well together - especially in the scene in which they reminisce about all the losers who have taken them to Coney Island - their least favourite destination - on dates. Billy Gilbert also stands out as the camp dressmaker who finds it impossible to describe his creations without embarrassing himself and hides his true character behind his effeminate manner. And of course, a film only needs ninety seconds of Laurel & Hardy to be lifted immeasurably.


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