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Beauty and the Bus (1933)

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The girls win a car in a raffle.

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Patsy
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Tiny Sandford ...
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Thelma and Patsy attend a movie in hopes of winning the drawing for a new car. After considerable trouble getting to their seats, they manage to win, despite having thrown away their tickets by mistake. On the way home, they encounter an intransigent motorcycle cop, then end up in a massive multi-car collision resulting in a gigantic tit-for-tat destruction contest. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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16 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Fair Todd and Kelly Short
21 July 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Beauty and the Bus (1933)

** (out of 4)

Hal Roach comedy has Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly attending a theater where a car is given away in a lottery. Of course the two end up winning after causing trouble inside the theater but even more trouble follows when they try to get the car home. I'm really torn when it comes to these Todd-Kelly pictures because some are good, others bad and some are just downright annoying. I think my biggest problem with the bland ones is that there's really no good writing but instead we get some lame jokes that are never funny. The big joke here is that Kelly can't keep from running her mouth, which just gets the duo in one mess after another. This includes running her mouth to a cop, which ends up getting them a ticket. After a small wreck Kelly begins to run her mouth, which ends up causing a major traffic jam. I'm really hit and miss on Kelly's type of humor and it just didn't work for me here. I didn't find her funny but just annoying. As usual, Todd is certainly very graceful and steals the film but she doesn't get too much to do here. Eddie Baker gets a couple decent scenes as the motorcycle cop and Roach creation Tiny Sandford has one brief scene but adds very little.


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