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Soup and Fish (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  31 March 1934 (USA)
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At a ritzy beauty salon, while a mud pack is on her face, a wealthy socialite invites Thelma and Patsy, two salon attendants, to a party, mistakenly thinking they are social acquaintances ... See full summary »

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Thelma Todd ...
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Gladys Gale ...
Mrs. Dukesbery
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Count Gustav
Don Barclay ...
First Butler, with Knee Britches
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At a ritzy beauty salon, while a mud pack is on her face, a wealthy socialite invites Thelma and Patsy, two salon attendants, to a party, mistakenly thinking they are social acquaintances whom she wants to entertain a visiting count. Just before our working-class pair arrives at the party, the hostess is called away to see to an ill dog. Thelma tries to behave in a refined way, but Patsy, with a head full of practical jokes and a bra filled with trick gadgets, turns the party on its head. The butler calls the hostess back to her home. Is Thelma and Patsy's moment in high society coming to a crashing end? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Short

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31 March 1934 (USA)  »

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Todd + Kelly
11 June 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Soup and Fish (1934)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Pleasant Hal Roach short features Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly as two hairdressers who accidentally get invited to a high class party. Once there Kelly pulls out various gags, which aren't going over too well with anyone and especially Todd. This is a fairly good short that doesn't have any laugh out loud moments but there are still some smaller laughs and plenty of charm. Billy Gilbert steals the film as a European count who quickly begins to enjoy Kelly's style of comedy and even tries some himself. The scene where he has Todd touch his cheek isn't anything hysterical but Gilbert's delivery is just priceless. The film's biggest problem is that there doesn't seem to have been too much effort put into it. I think they delivered a decent enough of a film but there never seem to be any moments where they tried to do something extra special. One could argue this was a throw away Laurel and Hardy script as it's obvious you could have fit them two into the Todd/Kelly roles.


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