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Two Mugs from Brooklyn (1942)

The McGuerins from Brooklyn (original title)
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Sadie McGuerin
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Sterling, McGuerin's Butler
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Alan, gym attendant
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31 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Re-titled Two Muggs from Brooklyn, this film was first telecast in New York City Saturday 4 September 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11) and in Los Angeles Tuesday 11 January 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

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Edited into Two Knights from Brooklyn (1949) See more »

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Harmless William Bendix comedy
15 May 2007 | by (California) – See all my reviews

William Bendix and Joe Sawyer are two Brooklyn mugs who make a success out of the small cab company they started and now head the most successful cab company in the city, but they're still two Brooklyn mugs at heart. The plot of this slight comedy revolves around both Bendix's wife (Grace Bradley) and Sawyer's girlfriend (Arline Judge) thinking that each is having a fling with their gorgeous secretary (Marjorie Woodworth). Bendix, although this film came early in his career, is his usual amusing self (he did much better later that year in a hilarious Abbott & Costello comedy, "Who Done It?") and Sawyer, while not really having much to do, does have his moments and acquits himself well. The stunning Woodworth shows a real flair for comedy, but Bradley's performance veers between stiff and hammy, and throws the picture's pace off somewhat. There's some mistaken identity, some slapstick, and everything finally gets resolved at the end of this 46-minute Hal Roach "streamliner". While's it's hardly a memorable comedy, it's not a complete waste of time, either. Worth a look.


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