Harry is hired by a rich family to stop their daughter from entering a beauty contest.





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Cast overview:
Muriel Evans
Clarence Wilson ...
J. Caldwall Evans (as Clarence H. Wilson)
House Detective


A New York magnate and his wife are upset that their daughter Muriel intends to enter a beauty pageant in Ocean Beach; "What will the Vanderbilts think?," they lament. The wife hires "Fearless," a man who says he'll do anything for $1000, to find a way to keep Muriel from entering the contest. "Fearless" turns out to be a rather clumsy and unprepossessing man whom Muriel meets on the train to Ocean Beach. Not knowing who she is, he tells her all about the job he's on. Later, when the contest is about to start, he sees her again and asks her help in keeping the elusive Ms. Evans out of the contest. Muriel is happy to help. Will "Fearless" succeed? And what about the $1,000? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

3 September 1932 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The items in the laundry parcel thrown to fearless are the collars from shirts. In this era shirts still had detachable collars that were laundered and starched separately from the shirt. See more »


Spoofs Old Ironsides (1926) See more »

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What would the Vanderbilts say?
28 June 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Muriel Evans has decided to defy family convention and take part in a beauty contest in Oceanside and her parents have hired "Fearless" who turns out to be timid Charley Chase to find her and stop her.

This is one of Charley's better sound shorts in which Thelma Todd does not appear. It's strengthened by some nice location shooting in Oceanside, California, some nice supporting physical comedy by Heinie Conklin and most of all, by leading lady, Muriel Evans, who looks to be having a lot of fun -- her reaction shots to Charley's gag with the asparagus are priceless. The entire thing is directed by Charley's brother, James Parrott and it looks to have been a very enjoyable shoot for everyone.

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