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Asleep in the Feet (1933)

The girls moonlight as taxi dancers in order to earn some extra money.

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Thelma and Zazu return to their rooming house after a hard day working at a department store. They learn that the gal next door has to come up with twenty-dollars rent by tomorrow or be evicted, so Thelma and Zazu want to do a good deed. The only way they can figure out how to get the money is to be taxi dancers that evening. A bearded old guy seems attracted to Zazu and a sailor to Thelma, but the tickets aren't mounting up. Should they try to increase their sex appeal, or is there another way? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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21 January 1933 (USA)  »

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Thelma: Miss Brown, next door, is going to get thrown out unless she's got twenty dollars. And we want to borrow it until payday.
Female neighbor: Where would a taxi dancer get twenty bucks in one sum? Thanks for the compliment, dearie.
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Funny footwork
30 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hal Roach's female answer to Laurel and Hardy, Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd get themselves in more than one fine mess in one of the better entries in the comedy team's series. Fatigued department store workers by day they come to the aid of a neighbor facing eviction by becoming taxi dancers to pay her rent.

Asleep in the Feet is a two set piece of non-stop slapstick with a few double entendres thrown in to keep things funny most of the way. Pitts grabs most of the laughs with her simple " Oh my dear" clueless fluster as she wrestles with a can of condensed milk and dances with a trio of bad matches. Meanwhile sexy Hot Toddy plays straight girl to obnoxious gob Eddie Dunn while Billy Gilbert grabs his share of the laughs as the ultra frustrated manager of the dance hall.

Feet also offers some fancy footwork by extras, a comic montage of surreal absurdity and in an attempt to enhance her marketability a tarted up Zasu looking like a cross between Betty Boop and Tammy Faye in what turns out to be one of the more ambitious chapters in the series.


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