MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 78,155 this week

Hotel Anchovy (1934)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Short  |  13 April 1934 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 111 users  
Reviews: 12 user

The Ritz Brothers cause chaos in a bankrupt hotel.

Director:

Writers:

(story) (as Art Jarrett) , (story)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1833 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Hotel Anchovy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hotel Anchovy (1934)

Hotel Anchovy (1934) on IMDb 5.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hotel Anchovy.
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 April 1934 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fine tailored comedy that rivals anything done by the greats.
6 June 2002 | by (Cromwell, CT) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of seeing this short on Turner Classics the other day. All I could say is that this comedy rivals just about anything the Marx Brothers, the Stooges or Laurel and Hardy ever did. The Ritz Brothers are all but forgotten; very rarely do you see anything that they did and I seriously doubt that anything they did is available on tape. The sad thing about this comedy short is that it should be available on tape; it's not and that's a crime. It's a fast paced film that not only keeps the viewer laughing at all of their antics, but also keeps one on the edge of one's seat as they do just about anything to save this hotel from bankruptcy.

The Ritz Brothers antics closely resemble those of Laurel and Hardy in many ways. Stan Laurel, the mastermind of Laurel and Hardy, had a knack of developing a comedy scene that snowballed helplessly with slapstick and double talk as the scene progressed. This is how this short works; snowballing faster and faster until there's total chaos for all.

It's also a very interesting piece for anyone who's interested in the development of comedy on film. Highly recommended to all who want to broaden their awareness on this era of film history.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hotel Anchovy (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?