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Slapsie Maxie's (1939)

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When a waiter accidentally KOs boxing champ Tiger Dorsey in Slapsie Maxie's nightclub, Rosenbloom arranges a boxing match between the reluctant waiter and the champ.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Slapsie Maxie (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
Johnnie Davis ...
Johnny, the Waiter
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Tiger Dorsey, the Champ
Cully Richards ...
Master of Ceremonies (as Culley Richards)
Tommy Reilly ...
Pianist
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When a waiter accidentally KOs boxing champ Tiger Dorsey in Slapsie Maxie's nightclub, Rosenbloom arranges a boxing match between the reluctant waiter and the champ. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Short | Comedy | Sport

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16 September 1939 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone Production Reels #9384-9385. See more »

Soundtracks

Home, Sweet Home
(1823) (uncredited)
aka "There's No Place Like Home"
Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
Played when Maxie steps into the ring
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Maxie Rosenbloom and Warner stock players in amusing short...
27 June 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is a boxing short from '39 from Warner's Vitaphone company with the accent on comedy. Maxie plays himself as the owner of Slapsie Maxie's restaurant/cafe. His best friend is a waiter who wants to meet the current light heavyweight champ (FRANK FAYLEN) and Maxie finally agrees to let him wait on the champ's table.

What happens is a misfire that has the waiter accidentally knocking Faylen out with a single blow when a tray hits him on the head. From then on, the press makes a big thing out of a story about a waiter knocking out the champ and everybody's clamoring for a re-match in the ring.

It's all played for laughs and the chuckles come easily. Maxie has to resort to trickery to force the champ to face defeat in the ring, after the champ's guys play a dirty trick on the waiter.

Summing up: Well paced Warner short is good for a few laughs. You can spot GLENN LANGAN and JOHN RIDGLEY as newspaper reporters. Langan would later go on to play in several important Fox films but never reached full-time stardom.


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