Down 144,678 this week

Tomalio (1933)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 26 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot



(story), (story)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1587 titles
created 18 Mar 2013

Related Items

Search for "Tomalio" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Tomalio (1933)

Tomalio (1933) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tomalio.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Ray McCarey
Stars: Charles Judels, Lionel Stander, Shemp Howard
Mushrooms (1934)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Ralph Staub
Stars: Harry Gribbon, Loretta Sayers, Cora Witherspoon
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ralph Staub
Stars: Ben Blue, Shemp Howard, Dorothy Dare
Pure Feud (1934)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Edgar Appletree and his sister arrive at a mountain resort for a rest cure, only to find themselves in the midst of a shooting war between the McCarthys and their neighbors.

Director: Joseph Henabery
Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Vicki Cummings
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Joseph Henabery
Stars: Jesse Block, Eva Sully, Fred Harper
Art Trouble (1934)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two brothers are ordered by their parents to go to Paris to study in an art studio. They pay two painters (the type who use gallon cans) to impersonate them and go in their place. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub
Stars: Harry Gribbon, Shemp Howard, Beatrice Blinn
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Ralph Staub
Stars: Harry Gribbon, Shemp Howard, Mary Doran


Cast overview:
Charles Judels ...
The General
Fritz Hubert ...
Wilbur's pal
Phyllis Holden ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:



Comedy | Short





Release Date:

30 December 1933 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

See  »

Did You Know?


Released over 5 months after Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle's death. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

We forgive you, Roscoe
25 July 2002 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

"Tomalio" is one of the six Vitaphone shorts (filmed in Coney Island, Brooklyn) which comprise the entire talking-picture career of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle after his long and unfair blacklisting from the screen. (Arbuckle was put on trial three times for rape and murder, was eventually acquitted, but was stigmatised afterwards as if he'd been guilty.) Five of those comedy shorts are brilliant little gems, very funny. "Tomalio" is the clinker of the bunch. It isn't funny at all.

The skimpy plot of this film finds Roscoe in a Latin American country called Tomalio (pronounced "Tamale-Oh", as in hot tamales). Nothing much happens, and none of it's funny. "Tomalio" screens like a dress rehearsal for all the corny gags about hot-blooded Latin American stereotypes that would later turn up in Bob Hope's debut film "Going Spanish" (a movie which Hope always reviled).

But it's a pleasure to see Roscoe in any movie. Considering the long nightmare he lived through in his personal life, we can forgive Roscoe for dropping the tamale this time round. I can't recommend "Tomalio" to anyone except a die-hard Arbuckle fan, but his other five Vitaphone shorts are all hilarious and deserving of your attention.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
arbuckle johnsmythe8
Discuss Tomalio (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: