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One Run Elmer (1935)

Approved | | Short, Action, Comedy | 22 February 1935 (USA)
Elmer owns a gas station out in the California desert. Soon he has a business rival in Jim, who opens up another station, and is also trying to steal Elmer's girlfriend. She plays both ... See full summary »

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Elmer owns a gas station out in the California desert. Soon he has a business rival in Jim, who opens up another station, and is also trying to steal Elmer's girlfriend. She plays both rivals against the other and, because she is a baseball fan, both Elmer and Jim try to show each other up in the big local baseball game. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Decent short from Buster
6 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the Educational Pictures Buster made in the thirties and is one of the best of the series. Buster is running a petrol station in the middle of nowhere and has various mishaps and competes in a baseball game. The first part of the film is fairly amusing in itself, but the baseball segment of the film is what people will remember. Buster used to run a comedy team himself who would come out before the proper game and entertain the crowd and a lot of the gags here are based on what he did, with exploding baseballs, huge bats, bullets embedded in the bats etc and so this becomes a valuable record of the gags he used perform way back then. If you're a Buster fan (and how can you not be?) this is definitely worth watching.


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