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Pleased to Mitt You (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 6 September 1940 (USA)
A young fighter discovers that the money he has been saving for college has been stolen by his rival.

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A young fighter discovers that the money he has been saving for college has been stolen by his rival.

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two reeler | boxing | sequel | See All (3) »

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Here's tossin' a knockout blow to your funny bone!

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Comedy | Short

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6 September 1940 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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An unplanned blooper happens when Shemp is showing Chuck how to cut a potato. During one of Shemp's famous ad-libs, he pretends to have cut off his finger. This causes Guinn Williams to laugh directly at the camera. See more »

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Followed by College Belles (1942) See more »

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Ensemble Comedy
30 August 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Shemp Howard is relatively restrained in this Columbia short. By and large Big Boy is actually the lead comic and Shemp supports him. Frankly, that's the way I prefer Shemp. He's fine in small doses, but let him loose with his tics and noises and bluster and I don't like him.

Here, with Williams to take the brunt of the Jules White gags -- the standard one here is when they eat a feather oven mitt -- it's actually about two young men, competing for a girl. One is heading off to college and a bunch of youngsters come over for a party, with almost a score of them in one shot.

It's a pretty good comedy, in no small part because in 1940, the budget of a Columbia short would still support a few niceties like a cast. After the War, inflation would eat into those budgets. For the moment, though, it was still enough. Enjoy it while it lasts.


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