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The Lady and the Lug (1941)

New York society matron Elsa Maxwell has been asked by her society friend, Mrs. Peyton, to be in charge of the entertainment for the upcoming Milk Fund bazaar, the idea being to have ... See full summary »

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(as William McGann)

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(screenplay) (as Charles Marion), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Elsa Maxwell
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Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom
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Doug Abbott
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Mrs. Peyton
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New York society matron Elsa Maxwell has been asked by her society friend, Mrs. Peyton, to be in charge of the entertainment for the upcoming Milk Fund bazaar, the idea being to have something original. Elsa's nephew, reporter Doug Abbott, has an idea for the entertainment: a boxing exhibition. He has just won the contract of boxer 'Slapsie' Maxie Rosenbloom, who could be one of the boxers. Upon meeting Slapsie, Elsa is able to convince him that she could train him for the bout despite his initial hesitation due to she being a "she". Elsa and Slapsie go through their ups and downs of training, his feelings about being associated with a group of society matrons in a Long Island bazaar, and his thoughts about his opponent, contender One Punch McGurk. Through it all, Elsa may have more at stake that her side wins than Slapsie. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Short

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22 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Blue Ribbon Comedies: The Lady and the Lug  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Elsa The Champ
8 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

Famous society hostess Elsa Maxwell starred in this short subject, The Lady And The Lug in which America's most famous party giver goes into the highly esoteric field of prize fight manager.

Her nephew and reporter future TV Superman George Reeves wins Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom's contract in a poker game. Rosenbloom who was the light heavyweight champion for a number of years in the early Thirties was now playing fighters for a living and other amiable, but not too bright pugs on the screen.

Elsa is looking for a gimmick for a charity event and Reeves gives her the bright idea to sponsor a prize fight. Maxie goes into training and Elsa right along with him.

The fight itself goes down as one of the classic boxing spoofs of the screen right up there with Harold Lloyd's The Milk Way and Abbott&Costello Meet The Invisible Man. The Lady And The Lug is a good short subject comedy from Warner Brothers and gives us one of Elsa Maxwell's few big screen appearances.


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