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Famous Boners (1942)

Passed | | Short | 24 October 1942 (USA)
This Passing Parade series entry looks at three instances of people who either caused or were the victims of errors.

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This Passing Parade series entry looks at three instances of people who either caused or were the victims of errors.

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24 October 1942 (USA)  »

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Passing Parade No. 35: Famous Boners  »

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Very offbeat episode in John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade" series...
20 May 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

A rather quirky short subject on famous boners made by people who had a hand in changing history--or so the narrator says.

One of the most painful mistakes was a writer who slaved for seven years hand-writing his manuscript, only to have a cleaning woman mistaking the paper-wrapped parcel on the floor as something to throw into the fireplace. He immediately sat down to rewrite his book on the French Revolution.

Another shows a prisoner sentenced to 230 years making an escape from prison in a guard's civilian clothes. He makes the mistake of thumbing a ride from a black limo which turns out to be inhabited by two police officers.

A case of smashing a sabotage ring occurs when a man mistakenly puts an envelope in the mail that has the FBI suspicious. Reason for the suspicion seems a bit off kilter to me--but anyway the ring is exposed and all because of a silly mistake made on the envelope.

The prisoner escape and the true life spy melodrama have only moderate interest in the way they're presented. A passing grade is all I can give this one.


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