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Cooks and Crooks (1942)

This one is about as politically incorrect as any in the Edgar Kennedy series, since Edgar ends up in black face impersonating an applicant for a cook's job, Buelah Jackson, whom he had ... See full summary »

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(as Henry James)

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Edgar, the Private Detective
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Sally Kennedy, Edgar's Wife
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Sally's Mother
Jack Rice ...
Ann Summers ...
Marten Lamont ...
Danny, a crook
John McGuire ...
Detective
Lew Kelly ...
Edgar's Client
Lillian Randolph ...
Beulah Jackson, fast-exiting job applicant
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This one is about as politically incorrect as any in the Edgar Kennedy series, since Edgar ends up in black face impersonating an applicant for a cook's job, Buelah Jackson, whom he had scared off for plot reasons, and who was last seen doing the old feets-do-your-stuff routine. Edgar has become a mail-order Private Detective and a client soon knocks on his door with a job for Edgar. He is to go to a house and get the treasure hidden in a wall. But the residents, Vi and Danny, two crooks in hiding, won't let him in the house. Vi refuses to cook and Danny agrees to let her hire a cook, and makes it clear that all of Vi's other attributes (of which it is implied, with a heavy-handed smirk, there are many) more than offset her lack of culinary skills. Edgar encounters Beulah Jackson, an applicant for the job, outside the house and scares her away and she leaves her agency papers in her wake. Edgar then puts on black makeup, dons a dress, knocks on the door and is hired. And has soon made... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Short

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5 June 1942 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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