Germany's Adolf Hitler, with his Axis-stooges, Italy's Mussolini and Japan's Suki Yama, although he tried to avoid taking them, is on his way, via submarine, to a tropical country to ...
See full summary »
Adolf Hitler, Benito and Suki Yaki are placed in a series of Three-Stooges routines, with the premise that the Board of Directors of Hell has put the Devil on notice they intend to replace ... See full summary »
George E. Stone
Germany's Adolf Hitler, with his Axis-stooges, Italy's Mussolini and Japan's Suki Yama, although he tried to avoid taking them, is on his way, via submarine, to a tropical country to negotiate a treaty with the High Chief Paj Mab. However, an American P.T-boat crew is already there and have some plans for schickenbit-grubber and his buddies. Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Considering that this film is LESS sophisticated and the humor is even broader than the Three Stooges in I'LL NEVER HEIL AGAIN (where the three play the leaders of the Axis Powers), it's no surprise that I only gave it a score of 3. Like many of the Hal Roach short movies of the early 1940's, this one is pretty poorly written and the humor is far from sophisticated--in fact, it's downright childish. This film is about as close as you'll find to "Bevis and Butthead" in this era--it's THAT silly. But, like Bevis and Butthead, you might in spite of the lameness, actually find yourself laughing at some of their antics. Just don't let anyone see you watch this dopey propaganda film if you want to impress them with your sophistication or intelligence!!!
As for the plot, it's a fantasy involving Hitler, Mussolini and, oddly, a Japanese general named "Suki Yaki"--instead of Hirohito or even Tojo. All three go to a fictional Arabic country to sign a treaty with a self-important despot. At the same time, a dingy full of Americans sailors from a sunken ship arrive and are able to thwart the evil trio's plans. It is fun to watch them beat up Hitler and it's a great historical insight into the times, but don't expect a great film. Dumb, silly and yet somehow watchable--this is NAZTY NUISANCE.
A couple of tidbits--First, the film refers to Hitler as "the paper hanger", though Hitler never worked putting up wallpaper (a common myth of the time). Second, I recognized the young lady who starred in the film (Jean Porter) but at first had trouble placing her. Among other films, she starred in an Andy Hardy film as well as a couple of the William Tracy army films made by Roach Studios.
9 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?