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Variety Time (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 21 August 1948 (USA)

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(Jack Paar material), (Edgar Kennedy screenplay)
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Frankie Carle ...
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Rudy La Paix
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Edgar's Mother-in-Law (from "I'll Build It Myself") (archive footage)
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Lynn Royce & Vanya ...
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Mr. Drinkwater (footage from 'Hired Husband') (archive footage)
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Master of Ceremonies
Jack Rice ...
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Aunt Jessie (footage from 'Hired Husband') (archive footage)
Miguelito Valdés ...
Miguelita
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Comedy | Music

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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RKO Shorts
23 October 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Two comedy shorts from the RKO department -- one from the Edgar Kennedy series and one from the Leon Errol series -- and a few of musical shorts from RKO pasted together with a liberal dose of Jack Paar telling some mediocre jokes and introducing the shorts as if this were all intended.

Edgar Kennedy does a pretty good domestic situation comedy -- his RKO series lasted from about 1932 until his death the year this was released, 1948; Leon Errol's ran from 1933 through his death in 1951. RKO's short subject department was pretty lively through the 1950s. You may particularly enjoy, as I did, Jesse & James, a pair of acrobatic dancers in the vein of the Nichola Brothers. Paar's comedy monologue has not aged well and his sarcastic cutting up of a couple of silent movies, including D.W. Griffith's TWO PATHS and a William S. Hart short, done the year Griffith died, is in poor taste. Griffith has, it seems, aged better than Paar.


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