This Columbia All-Star Comedy short (production number 8424) has Hugh Herbert all excited over the pending arrival of his rich uncle, but Hugh has to first deal with a jealous husband whose... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Hugh Herbert
...
Mrs. Herbert
...
Hugh's Uncle
...
Neighbor's Wife
...
Neighbor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Bartender
Johnny Kascier
Edit

Storyline

This Columbia All-Star Comedy short (production number 8424) has Hugh Herbert all excited over the pending arrival of his rich uncle, but Hugh has to first deal with a jealous husband whose wife ripped her dress in Hughs room, and, when the uncle does arrive, there is a case of mistaken identity. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 February 1947 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Due to an ugly falling out between Hugh Herbert and Edward Bernds, this was the final Herbert short directed by Bernds. He later stated in interviews that Herbert was not fond of the Columbia two-reelers he starred in and always gave an "I don't care" attitude. This explains he mostly joined Columbia's short-subject unit as a side job for additional money. See more »

Connections

Remade as Gents in a Jam (1952) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the better Herbert shorts
28 November 2016 | by (Chicora, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Hugh receives a telegram from his rich uncle Newton explaining he is coming for a visit, which excites him, but things go from bad to worse when he is caught in a compromising position with a female neighbor, Hugh's wife, and the neighbor's husband. Hugh is then forced to fix the situation before Newton arrives.

This was the last Herbert short directed by Edward Bernds, due to a falling-out behind the scenes stating that Herbert didn't give it his best. Shortly after, producer Hugh McCollum had brought back veteran director Del Lord to helm the Herbert comedies produced for the unit, most notably the other "scare" comedies that paired Herbert with Dudley Dickerson. Bernds would remake this short with the Stooges in 1952 as GENTS IN A JAM, which would have been the final short he directed when he left Columbia.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hot Heir (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?