Beans sneaks in to a Hollywood movie studio lot, where he gets into a heap of trouble.



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Uncredited cast:
Beans (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ...
Little Kitty (voice) (uncredited)


W.C.Fields enters the Warmer Bros. Studio. Beans tries to drive in, but the guard throws him and his car against a tree. Charlie Chaplin drives in, followed by Oliver Hardy on foot - but we see that it's really Beans in disguise. Oliver Owl is directing a picture; Beans sneaks onto the stage. He's watching from a catwalk when someone knocks him off, into the middle of the scene. Beans is thrown off the set, right into the set of a Frankenstein movie. He accidentally brings the robotic monster to life, and it crashes into the original studio, eating the camera. Beans tries to stop the monster, but is sent flying. He lands against a wind machine. which chops up the monster. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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19 October 1935 (USA)  »

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Hollywood Kapriolen  »

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1.37 : 1
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Music by Allie Wrubel
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Beans Lacking Personality? Not Really.
26 October 2011 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Some naive critics have often dismissed Beans as a character with little (or perhaps having no) personality. I wonder if they know what they're saying? If you were to ask me to describe Beans in one way, I'll give you four. These words are: adventurous, feisty, full of enthusiasm, and never giving up during struggles. And if there's anything that has no personality whatsoever, it's a lifeless mannequin.

I must admit Porky's speaking difficulty is very distinguishing, and therefore becomes a trademark of that character. Well it should be understood that this trait of his nothing new even to animated films of its time. In a 1932 Krazy Kat short called Seeing Stars, there's an announcer who speaks in a similar fashion.

The film of Hollywood Capers demonstrates the value of persistence. Although our hero, Beans, gets rejected and thrown out from entering the studio, it didn't stop him from trying get inside which he did successfully. He even shows it again when he takes on the Frankenstein monster.

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