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Soup and Fish (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 31 March 1934 (USA)
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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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Pleasant Short
1 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hairdressers Thelma and Patsy are invited to a highbrow party, where they, of course, wreck havoc. The always welcome Billy Gilbert shows up as a European count and Don Barclay, who is so good in "Honky Donkey", makes an appearance as a stuffy servant. The premise is predicable and there aren't any big laughs, but the film moves pretty quickly and Thelma and Patsy have good energy and work well together. This is the kind of situation which was handled better by the Marx Brothers or the Three Stooges. It is easy to see that Thelma is playing a part meant for Oliver Hardy and Patsy is playing Stan Laurel's part. The short may have worked better with Stan and Ollie, but the typical Hal Roach gags and the Leroy Shield background music make this short very pleasant.


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