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Erik Rhodes surmounts the material

5/10
Author: malcolmgsw from london
16 March 2005

To me one of the funniest supporting actors of the 30s was Erik Rhodes.Who will ever forget his Italian Count in Top Hat.In this Warners B feature he gets as near as he would ever do to star billing.He plays a would be chef who relies more on his foreign name rather than ability to get a top job at the Ritz.In reality his mum is the great chef.The main lead is William Gargan.The best way i can describe him is a poor mans James Cagney.Mind you even Cagney would have had to strain to extract laughs out of this rather threadbare plot.Whilst i always enjoy seeing Allan Jenkins even he has to overact wildly to extract any laughs from a script which seems to have been polished off in a couple of hours.

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Predictable But Fun

6/10
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY
14 June 2005

Wisecracking William Gargan wangles an invite to a pretty girl's home for dinner. He hits on the brilliant scheme of making her brother a culinary star.

(Such stardom was probably a far less common event in the 1930s than it is now. In Europe, not to mention in the little old USA.) We can pretty much guess what problems will ensure. The brother, played very amusingly by Erik Rhodes, maybe is not such a great cook ....

Still, it has a great supporting cast. The script is definitely not polished as it would be for a major movie. But it's clever and holds our attention.

Things end happily but, for some of the characters, disappointingly.

Things end happily but, for some of the characters, disappointingly.

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