Thelma and Zasu go to a Turkish bath to try to get rid of a cold.





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Miss Pitts
Dr. Payson, Physical Therapist
Mr. Lucas
Tailor's Customer


An office needs Thelma and Zazu, two of its employees, to close a major deal, but they are home with colds. The boss calls and arranges to send them to a Turkish bath. Apprehensive, but with the promise of a bonus and vacation, the women go. First, they object to undressing, then they have trouble with a mechanical horse and chair. Next it's time for a treadmill. After that disaster, it takes several spa employees to give Thelma and Zazu a massage. When they want to leave, they can't find their clothes; honest mistakes result in chaos. But are they cured? Written by <>

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

19 March 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ladies in a Turkish Bath  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Available as an extra on The Nostalgia Merchant's VHS edition of the Laurel & Hardy film Way Out West (1937). See more »


Followed by Show Business (1932) See more »

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The Quack Cure
30 June 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Important day at work, but the girls (Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts) are home sick in a double bed with bad colds (and a bedroom full of used tissues and "bed pan"). The boss decides to send them to a Turkish Bath to be cured (Zasu: "No Turk's gonna give ME a bath!"). Soon they are being given quack treatments and riding on absurd "exercise" contraptions, assisted by a staff of platinum blondes and a big, beefy brunette - all uniformed in tank tops and tight-fitting satin shorts.

This short comedy is a hoot! With the usual assortment of comical Hal Roach Studios character actors and stock background music, plus lots of funny slapstick humor, this had me laughing out loud - plus everyone looked like they were having a real fun time making this. I really like the chemistry and camaraderie between Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts - they work well off of each other. A fun short.

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