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The Soilers (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  29 October 1932 (USA)
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Zasu and Thelma are working their way through college by selling magazine subscriptions. Finding little success going door-to-door, the pair decide to use their charms to sell to men at their places of work.

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Zasu and Thelma are working their way through college by selling magazine subscriptions. Finding little success going door-to-door, the pair decide to use their charms to sell to men at their places of work.

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29 October 1932 (USA)  »

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See Zasu and Thelma figuratively beat a dead horse!
25 November 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a terrible comedy short--mostly because it isn't particularly funny. I am strange in that I actually prefer my comedies to provide at least one or two laughs--but bear with me. This film features Thelma and Zasu (probably Hal Roach Studios LEAST talented comedy team) as solicitors trying to get people to buy magazine subscriptions. The timing and pacing of the film are just awful and employ the "more is DEFINITELY better" school of comedy. Instead of them tripping or getting stuck in a revolving door once or twice, it happens ad nausea. The same can be said for their knocking down the poor judge or his body guard. It wasn't all that funny the first time, but by the tenth time, I was feeling hostile!!! My advice is avoid the Pitts/Todd shorts--none of them I have seen are that funny, and besides, Roach was producing Laurel and Hardy as well as Charley Chase and Our Gang. See any of these series' shorts instead!!!


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