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
Amazing...a film short with no plot to speak of...
Charlie McCarthy is sent to the eye doctor (Bergen) for some reason that wasn't especially clear in the film. They have some gay banter and Charlie ogles Bergen's female assistant. Then, in the end, they inexplicably go fishing--ending the film with a rather lame gag right out of left field.
This short film was shown right after another Edgar Bergen film (Africa SPEAKS...English) on Turner Classic Movies. This was fortuitous because it allowed the viewer to compare the quality of the two short films. Whereas Africa SPEAKS...English was a cute little film with a pleasant story, THE EYES HAVE IT seemed like a series of gags linked with only the most tenuous of stories. It came off a bit more like a vaudeville act than a coherent story. Passable entertainment at best and not all that funny.
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