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
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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 »
Hired as the new manager, house detective and bellhop, the Ritz Brothers pull out all the stops in an effort to ensure that no customer ever checks out of the HOTEL ANCHOVY.
Fans of Al, David & Jimmy Ritz will particularly enjoy this little film, which abounds in slapstick humor. Seekers after sophistication will search elsewhere.
Often overlooked or neglected today, the one and two-reel short subjects were useful to the Studios as important training grounds for new or burgeoning talents, both in front & behind the camera. The dynamics for creating a successful short subject was completely different from that of a feature length film, something akin to writing a topnotch short story rather than a novel. Economical to produce in terms of both budget & schedule and capable of portraying a wide range of material, short subjects were the perfect complement to the Studios' feature films.
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