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Three on a Limb (1936)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  3 January 1936 (USA)
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A Scoutmaster falls for a beautiful young carhop, but finds that a beefy traffic cop is also courting her--and he doesn't want any competition.

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Elmer Brown
Lona Andre ...
Molly
Harold Goodwin ...
Homer the Cop
Grant Withers ...
Oscar
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Addie
John Ince ...
Molly's father
Fern Emmett ...
Molly's Mother
Phyllis Crane ...
Molly's Friend the Car-Hop
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A Scoutmaster falls for a beautiful young carhop, but finds that a beefy traffic cop is also courting her--and he doesn't want any competition.

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3 January 1936 (USA)  »

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Tre su un ramo  »

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A Minute Less than a Classic
19 March 2010 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I always wondered what would have happened if in the 1930s, someone had given Keaton a 16mm camera with plenty of film and told him to use his imagination and make movies with no particular budget. Turns out, he practically did just this by making films for the "Educational" movie company. Most of these little films are quite enjoyable; they just don't have the budget for any beauty, special Keaton effects, or no-holds-barred creativity. "Three on a Limb" is a good example. The action is a little subdued for a while, but when the pace quickens, it is really very, very funny. And Keaton leaps and falls and climbs and gets cast around like he was a teenager. The only disappointment is that often these movies seem to run out of film before he was able to improvise around enough to find the right final joke to a sequence, and in this case the dénouement appears without giving us the climax, so the expected Big Laugh doesn't arrive.


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