Two ex-cons try to help their warden by tacking up wanted posters of their fugitive boss, who's currently posing as a famous criminologist.



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Cast overview:
Paul McCullough ...
Harry Gribbon ...
Slug Mullins
Anders Van Haden ...
Professor Joachim Heimweh Eizenkopf
Russ Powell ...
Prison Warden (as Russell Powell)
Lelia Leslie ...
Mrs. Van Ryder
James C. Morton ...
Wilbur's Father (as James Morton)
Mullins' Henchman


"Bobby Clark (V) and 'Paul McCullough' star as Perriwinkle and Blodgett, two ex-cons who get a job putting up wanted posters. Criminal Slug Mullins, the poster boy in question, decides to bump them off after the duo plaster posters in the hallway outside his hideout. A party sequence and machinations involving a kidnapped criminologist and a jewelry robbery pursue. At the end of the two-reeler, they wind up in the "Jug," in the very same jail cell as Mullins (with improbable results), Written by Twathenge

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Release Date:

20 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lunacy at its best!
5 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

The "jug" of this title of course is not a jug of whiskey, but jail. Good old jail! Directed by Ben Holmes, who wrote the crazy story and screenplay (and who also megaphoned their best film, Odor in the Court in 1934), this delightful, well-produced Clark and McCullough outing never ceases to astonish as well as produce plenty of laughter. The budget is amazingly extensive and the fast-talking duo take every advantage of the huge sets as well as the flood of crazy quips and wisecracks. (Although uncredited, I believe that Bobby Clark had a hand in augmenting the screenplay with many of the quips that roll off his tongue like a machine gun). The scene in which these assiduous lunatics plaster an enormous street set with Slug Mullins posters has to be seen to be believed. Good old Slug is played by Harry Gribbon who made no fewer than 140 movie appearances before he retired in 1938. He's always worth seeing. The only woman in the cast, Lelia Leslie plays Mrs Van Ryder. One wonders how she happened to be on stage and center, as this is her only movie appearance. Anyway, this little gem of pungent lunacy is available on an excellent DVD, namely Alpha's "Just Like Heaven" disc.

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