This frankly racist comedy short, made at the height of the Yellow Peril fears of the 1930's, follow the efforts of two inept bank guards to find a Chinese man with a wooden leg who, they believe, as kidnapped a prominent scientist. When they locate Dr. Wong, an evil Fu Manchu-type intent on gaining world power, they are able to rescue Professor Millstone and help his lovely daughter escape while destroying the Frankenstein-like monster that Wong has created. Written by
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Quake and quiver, shake and shiver
21 April 1936 (USA)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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The comedy routine utilizing the premise that the boys could check the legs of random passersby to see whom had a wooden leg was used several times by their studio-mates the Three Stooges, most notably in Nutty But Nice
(1940). See more
I wish a crime would bust loose just so's I could use my head.
Don't feel bad, Tom, you've been usin' your head right along...
...to hang your hat on!
Remade as Sweet Spirits of Nighter