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Hotel Anchovy (1934)

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



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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)
Doris Hill ...
Miss Whitney - Hotel Owner
Robert Middlemass ...
Mr. Kane - Potential Buyet
Harry Short ...
E. L. Pierce - Potntial Buyet
Eddie Roberts ...
Sucidal Hotel Guest


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 <>

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Comedy | Short






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13 April 1934 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great for the Ritz Brothers...otherwise, not very good.
18 March 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Considering that I have thoroughly detested every full-length Ritz Brothers film I have watched, my hopes were not very high for "Hotel Anchovy". On the positive side, it couldn't be any worse than their other films!!!

The Ritz Brothers have been hired to work at the hotel. Then they learn that the owner is broke and unless she can find another buyer, they're in trouble. She instructs them to keep the guests here--to prevent them from leaving and bring in more at any cost. She wants to impress the potential buyer by having them see that the place is full. In the process, they run about the hotel like banshees and the humor is all pretty low-brow--sort of like The Three Stooges on amphetamines. Most of it really isn't very funny (big surprise) but it is fast and easy to watch. It gets a little when another buyer, Mr. Pierce, shows up....again and again and again! Not entirely bad as its energy and silliness is somewhat if that is a glowing endorsement!

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