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Show Business (1932)

The girls and their pet monkey create havoc on board a train carrying a traveling Broadway troupe.

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Todd and Pitts and their singing monkey are out-of-work vaudevillians eating an apple for dinner, when they get a call from their agent telling them to be at the train station in an hour - they have a gig. At the station, they get in a tiff with an egocentric woman who turns out to be the show's star, Anita Garvin. Once on board, they're the victims of a practical joke, and again, Miss Garvin is their bête noire. When it's finally time to turn in, our gals (and their monkey) cause havoc in the sleeping car. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Thelma: Oh! A negligee for me! Isn't that marvelous!
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Monkey on their backs
18 September 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Show Business is the profession that Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts are in, playing second and third banana to a trained monkey. They get a chance to go to the Pacific coast but with the monkey and with snooty musical comedy star Anita Garvin.

Through a combination of circumstances the monkey decides it wants to ride with the rest of Garvin's troupe. Think of Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in drag in Some Like It Hot. They had a sense of discretion that the monkey does not.

I have to say that both Thelma and Zasu are much upstaged by their little friend in Show Business.


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