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Arthur B. Woods,
This short subject has a clever gimmick- the cast consists of doubles for noted actors and actresses. The plot has Lee Dixon hit on the head and imagining he is in a series of movie scenes. We see doubles for Deanna Durbin, Hugh Herbert (his brother Tom!), Mae West, Charles Laughton, Greta Garbo, Za Su Pitts, Joe E. Brown, Bing Crosby,Eddie Cantor,Etc. Written by
Amusing short has doubles representing famous stars of the '30s and '40s...
LEE DIXON is a stunt double who gets punched in the jaw and ends up at the dentist to have a tooth replaced. He's given gas by the dental assistant and immediately imagines himself acting opposite various stars of the silver screen.
Among the stars, the Deanna Durbin double is the most effective--as well as the Greta Garbo impersonation and Hugh Herbert. Less impressive but good enough were Mae West, Norma Shearer, Charles Laughton, Joe E. Brown, Zasu Pitts, Bing Crosby and Eddie Cantor.
Enjoyment will depend solely on whether you recognize these performers or not. Other than that, there are a couple of so-so song numbers composed by Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin--but nothing special.
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