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Six of a Kind (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  9 February 1934 (USA)
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When a respectable middle-class couple take a cross-country trip by auto, they share expenses with a decidedly oddball couple, none of whom know the car carries embezzled funds.

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The Whinneys share expenses for their trip to Hollywood with George and Gracie and thier great Dane. A clerk in Whinney's bank has put fifty thousand dollars in a suitcase, hoping to rob Whinney on the road, but instead Whinney takes another road and is himself arrested in Nevada. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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George Burns' character Name is shown onscreen as "George Edward", but "Edwards" is consistently spoken as his surname. See more »

Quotes

George Edwards: Gracie, when we get inside to answer the ad, please let me do the talking because every day you learn more and more about less and less until finally the day will arrive when you'll practically know everything about nothing
Gracie De Vore: [Seemingly flattered] Oh, George, whu don't you say things like that when we're out in company.
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10 October 2006 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

The idea in this is to take three comedy teams and combine them in one movie. The gimmick is that these represent three radically different types of humor. What happens usually is people find some things funny and ignore the others. Scan through these IMDb comments and you will see grace fall on different players in this.

The Fields poolplaying routine is priceless. I've seen it before but cannot recall where. But its inserted into this project without reference to anything else. Incidentally, it works as well as it does because there is a watcher in the frame, a deadpan face that is every bit as valuable and practiced as the actor.

That's indicative of how the experiment fails as a whole. If you know "Mad Mad Mad World," you'll know a successful example where comedic methods actually do bump up against each other and generate something resonant, rich, higher.

In this case however, the comedic models take turns. Isn't as effective.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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