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All American Drawback (1935)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  5 October 1935 (USA)
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The Dean and Board of Flunk Well College are arguing with its football coach, Bergen, about the team's star player, Charlie McCarthy, who is the only reason the team is a winning one, but ... See full summary »

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Edgar Bergen ...
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Gerrie Worthing ...
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June Carr ...
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The Dean and Board of Flunk Well College are arguing with its football coach, Bergen, about the team's star player, Charlie McCarthy, who is the only reason the team is a winning one, but who isn't doing well academically and could be pulled from the team if his grades and behavior don't improve. In other words, Charlie is a dummy in more ways than one. Beyond other problems Coach Bergen has with Charlie concerning the coach's girlfriend Joan, Coach Bergen has to get Charlie prepared to pass an exam administered by the Dean. Instead of cheating like he usually does, Charlie has his own way of dealing with the exam. Written by Huggo

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5 October 1935 (USA)  »

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Pepper Pot (1935-1936 season) (#2): All American Drawback  »

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Second entry in the 1935-1936 Pepper Pot one-reel comedy series. See more »

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Go Into Your Dance
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung briefly by Charlie McCarthy
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Tiresome Bergen-McCarthy short falls into so-so category...
23 February 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Boring and poorly executed EDGAR BERGEN/CHARLIE McCARTHY short, in which Charlie is improbably being touted as a football hero who will be expelled from college unless he passes the next exam.

What might have been a promising comedy short becomes terribly dull from the opening scene onward, without an ounce of wit in the script and with Charlie not looking quite the way he would once Bergen had polished and perfected his act in the '40s.

Poor performances from the supporting cast doesn't help and the whole thing is quite forgettable with nary a genuine laugh in sight. My only reason for watching is that it's featured on the CAPTAIN BLOOD DVD as a short subject from Warner Bros.


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