Mary Jones and Charlie Hall have worked for four years in the same office at the Acme Carpet Sweeper Company, but they have never shown any interest in each other. At the suggestion of a ... See full summary »
Mary Jones and Charlie Hall have worked for four years in the same office at the Acme Carpet Sweeper Company, but they have never shown any interest in each other. At the suggestion of a janitor, the president of the company uses psychology to try to get them together. Written by
David Glagovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Painfully corny MGM short spotlights George Murphy and Virginia Grey...
Every cliché imaginable is present in this little 21-minute short from MGM, circa 1936, featuring GEORGE MURPHY and VIRGINIA GREY as a pair of business-like office workers who find romance through the intervention of a janitor (CHRISTIAN RUB) who's been taking psychology courses at night.
Rub is a familiar face as a character actor during the '30s. He was the voice and model for Walt Disney's Gepetto and gives this short film its most spirited performance. Leonid Kinskey is another familiar face as the piano playing neighbor.
Nice seeing Virginia Grey and George Murphy whirl around the dance floor and do some neat dance steps, but the plot is a trifle even for a short subject and is not helped by hapless dialog and the truly cornball situations. Grey looks beautiful and it's a pity her career never really landed her a star-making role, and Murphy is just amiable.
Summing up: Entertaining as a curiosity piece.
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