The girls camp out in the woods for a publicity stunt.




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Cast overview:
Lyda Roberti
1st Indian
Samuel Adams ...
Hermit (as Sam Adams)


The Depression is hitting the girls hard: no jobs, behind on their rent, and holes in their shoes. They get the idea to stage a publicity stunt by having Patsy and Lyda go into the woods for ten days with just the clothes on their backs to show women's superiority; meanwhile, friends will sneak camping equipment to them. The first night, they get lost and have to do without the equipment. Their pals ask two Indian trackers to take the gear to Patsy and Lyda. Will the gals survive, get the publicity, and generate job offers? Written by <>

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

24 April 1936 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A Real Hillbilly Could Have Done Better
19 January 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hill-Tillies (1936)

* (out of 4)

The second of two films Patsy Kelly made with Lyda Roberti after the death of her original partner Thelma Todd. In the film the girls are having a rough time finding a job so they decide to come up with a publicity stunt where they go into the woods for ten days without any supplies. Is HILL-TILLIES worth seeing? Only if you want to see if it's worse than the duo's previous film AT SEA ASHORE. It's rather amazing to see how incredibly bad both movies were but if someone held a gun to my head and I was forced to watch one of them again I guess this here was the better of the two. This is mainly do to a skit towards the end of the film where the girl's run into a wild man who has apparently been living in the woods for years and has several imaginary horses. This brief scene gives us a quick laugh and it's pretty much the only reason to see this thing, although hero Jim Thorpe appears briefly here. The rest of the film is one bad joke after another and it's easy to see why this was the final short for Kelly and Roberti. They simply don't have a bit of chemistry but I don't blame them or the studio too much considering they were simply testing the waters trying to come up with a new team. The film is beyond bad as it doesn't contain a single thing that works for it.

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