This was one interesting comedy short that TCM happened to be broadcasting this afternoon. It's Bob Hope, but a Bob Hope not seen before.
At the time this was made Hope was still a Broadway star and I'm sure did this one at Warner Brothers New York studio. It looked like old ski nose was trying to find his particular comedy style. He's in a team with John Berkes, but Hope comes across a lot like Moe Howard vis a vis Berkes and Berkes is like a bargain basement version of Stan Laurel.
Away from Berkes, fans of Rapid Robert will recognize their guy as a paparazzi photographer trying to snap a particular female's photograph. Her husband is absolutely maniacal on the subject of paparazzi which is a serious topic when you think about it.
Double Exposure is a good insight into the coming comedy style of America's leading comedy voice.
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