A nine-year-old boy named Charlie McCarthy is sent by his teacher to an eye doctor. The lad has been complaining about headaches and has missed a lot of school. The doctor, with the help of...
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A nine-year-old boy named Charlie McCarthy is sent by his teacher to an eye doctor. The lad has been complaining about headaches and has missed a lot of school. The doctor, with the help of a nurse, conducts an examination. They learn that when the boy isn't at school, he does a lot of fishing. In the course of the exam, the doctor recommends glasses, and Charlie convinces the doc to accompany him on a trip. Written by
This short film, featuring ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his famous character creation Charlie McCarthy, appears on the DVD release of "The Public Enemy." This was my first exposure to this popular comedy "team," and there's just no getting around how incredibly creepy Charlie McCarthy is. Ever since I saw "Magic," ventriloquist dummies have been ruined for me, and scenes of Charlie making suggestive and lewd comments to an optometrist's nurse don't help to sweeten the deal any.
Ahhhh....to think that there was a more innocent time when ventriloquist dummies and clowns did anything more than give people the willies.....
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