MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 33,904 this week

Art Trouble (1934)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  23 June 1934 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 59 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Two brothers are ordered by their parents to go to Paris to study in an art studio. They pay two painters (the type who use gallon cans) to impersonate them and go in their place. When the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 281 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 84 titles
created 03 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 83 titles
created 13 Aug 2013
 
a list of 82 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Art Trouble" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Art Trouble (1934)

Art Trouble (1934) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Art Trouble.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

On a quick trip to the city, young university professor Peter Morgan falls in love with nightclub performer Francey Brent and marries her after a whirlwind romance. But when he goes back ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore
Certificate: Passed Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

James Stewart joins the Naval Academy under a false name so that he could clear his father's name who was a career Naval officer. When one of his instructors starts telling his father's ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Robert Young, James Stewart, Florence Rice
Magic Town (1947)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An opinion pollster finds a town which is a perfect mirror of U.S. opinions.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: James Stewart, Jane Wyman, Kent Smith
Broken Arrow (1950)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Young lawyer meets and marries girl after knowing her one day. Takes bride home to meet his mother who disapproves of the marriage. Lawyer thinks everything will be fine as he moves up the ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley
Stars: James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr
The Jackpot (1950)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: James Stewart, Barbara Hale, James Gleason
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Kent, the unscrupulous boss of Bottleneck has Sheriff Keogh killed when he asks one too many questions about a rigged poker game that gives Kent a stranglehold over the local cattle rangers... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Rosalind Russell, James Stewart, Charles Ruggles
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King
Stars: Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Directors: Susumu Hani, Simon Trevor
Stars: Kathy, Philip Sayer, Heekura Simba
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harry Gribbon ...
Tall Painter
...
Short Painter
Beatrice Blinn ...
Girl at nightclub
Leni Stengel ...
Girl at nightclub
Edit

Storyline

Two brothers are ordered by their parents to go to Paris to study in an art studio. They pay two painters (the type who use gallon cans) to impersonate them and go in their place. When the imposters win an art contest, they are exposed by an unexpected visitor. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 June 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Nude Deal  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

James Stewart's film debut. See more »


Soundtracks

French Song
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Hess
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Studying Art In Gay Paree
13 January 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Harry Gribbon former Mack Sennett Keystone Cop and Shemp Howard sometime Stooge are a pair of house painters who get a once in a lifetime opportunity for an art scholarship. All they have to do is do it under the aliases provided by James Stewart and Don Tomkins who are being forced to go to Paris and study art by their rich mater and pater. If you can believe that, you'll believe anything.

Just as I never thought I would see a film where Shemp Howard was billed over Jimmy Stewart. Yet this Vitagraph short subject marked the film debut of a screen legend.

Gribbon and Shemp are living it up in Gay Paree with the money sent by the parents of the guys they're impersonating after each pre-written letter that they send. Still they manage to screw up the arrangement.

Highlight of the short subject for me is Shemp Howard attempting to do the apache dance and getting the roles reversed. Art Trouble is a mildly amusing short that would be totally forgotten today if a screen icon weren't in it.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Art Trouble lhadkins
James Stewart's Official Debut - Mr. Burton MissBuffaloGal
Discuss Art Trouble (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?