Roommates panic and plan when they hear a radio report of a murderer loose in their neighborhood.

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Roommates panic and plan when they hear a radio report of a murderer loose in their neighborhood.

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Talkie debuts for both Marie Dressler and Polly Moran. See more »

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Marie flaunts her sex appeal!
6 May 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps the funniest short I have ever seen. It is obvious and campy, but Marie Dressler dances (Jackie Gleason must have seen this film) and parades herself for the man. Absolutely priceless. The film is 74 years old but the comedy still holds up. I was laughing out loud and that does not happen to me very often.


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