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The Barber Shop (1933)

TV-G | | Comedy, Short | 28 July 1933 (USA)
An inept barber maintains his good-humored optimism in his small town shop despite having a hen-pecking harridan for a wife and a total lack of tonsorial skill.

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Barber O'Hair has a vegetarian wife at home a pretty manicurist at work. A dog sits in the barbershop which O'Hair explains: "One day I was shaving a man and cut his ear off. And the dog got it. Been back here ever since." Oh, and he captures a bank robber. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Cornelius O'Hare: [after the unconscious bank robber has landed on him] Let me up! Let me up! Let me up!
[desperately]
Cornelius O'Hare: I didn't try to get ya! I like bandits! Some of my best friends are bandits! The president of the bank comes up to our house!
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If you value your life, don't go to this barber!
4 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

W.C. plays the title role of the Barber. He gets to flirt with the manicurist in his shop all day, and go upstairs to his unadoring wife at night. His shaving technique is truly frightening, and his steamroom is truly amazing. He even manages to babysit for a neighbor and to capture a criminal in his shop, through no fault of his own, during his very full day. And you haven't lived till you've heard Fields play the bass fiddle!

Fields is good as usual in this film; it's not as hilarious as others of his but is fairly even.


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