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Hotel Anchovy (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 13 April 1934 (USA)
The Ritz Brothers cause chaos in a bankrupt hotel.

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(story) (as Art Jarrett), (story)
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Complete credited cast:
Al Ritz ...
Al - Hotel House Detective (as The Three Ritz Brothers)
Harry Ritz ...
Harry - Hotel Manager (as The Three Ritz Brothers)
Jimmy Ritz ...
Jimmy - Hotel Bellboy (as The Three Ritz Brothers)
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Miss Whitney - Hotel Owner
Robert Middlemass ...
Mr. Kane - Potential Buyet
Harry Short ...
E. L. Pierce - Potntial Buyet
Eddie Roberts ...
Sucidal Hotel Guest
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Storyline

Miss Whitney's bankrupt hotel is for sale; she hires the Ritz Brothers to keep guests in for appearance's sake. They do so and manipulate rival bidders in slapstick fashion. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Short

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Approved
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(Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film was Friday 23 January 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1); it was followed by the initial telecast of the James Cagney Grand National feature _Great Guy (1936)_ (qv.) See more »

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Featured in The Sound of Laughter (1963) See more »

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25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hotel Anchovy (1934)

** (out of 4)

A woman is about to sell her hotel so she hires the Ritz Brothers to make sure people stay there when the new owner comes so that he'll think its a busy place. I enjoyed several of the later day Ritz Brothers films but this one here just doesn't work. For the most part they come off as a rip off of The Marx Brothers and their style just doesn't make for a very funny film. There are a few funny scenes involving the brothers dealing with various people inside the hotel including a woman with one eye and a suicidal man.


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