The owner of an American bean cannery and his wife are expecting the arrival of two orphans from war-torn England, but the "youngsters" arrive and are two addled-brain adults, Albert (Harry...
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The owner of an American bean cannery and his wife are expecting the arrival of two orphans from war-torn England, but the "youngsters" arrive and are two addled-brain adults, Albert (Harry Langdon) and Alfred Prattle (Charles Rogers). Making a worse deal out of a bad one, the owner puts them to work in his cannery where, among other mishaps, they manage to place a $100,000 gem in a can of beans. The word gets out and customers, hoping to buy the can with the gem, clear the market place of the company's beans. Written by
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Los Angeles Saturday 28 May 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11), and New York City Tuesday 30 May 1950 on the Night Owl Theatre on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »
This is a surprisingly funny programmer from Monogram.
Somehow, a bean manufacturer under pressure (ahem!) from the Beans Syndicate to gouge the US Government in war contracts accepts a bundle from Britain of two little girls, who turn out to be Harry Langdon and Charley Rogers. Of course, it could happen to anyone. Somehow, also, a priceless diamond gets put into a can of beans, and the fellows must get them back, by disguising themselves as women.
The two comics play off each other beautifully, Rogers, in a rare lead, talking a mile a minute and Langdon his usual bemused self. Despite their differing comedic styles -- sort of like the pairing of Durante and Keaton in their comedies of the early 1930s -- the two of them manage to produce an air of camaraderie.
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