Andy puts down a revolution on the island of Paprika.


(as Preston Black)


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Credited cast:
Helen Martinez ...
Rebel Cantina Customer
Bud Jamison ...
Doctor Van Buren
Ethelreda Leopold ...
Dr. Van Buren's Nurse
Harry Semels ...
Government Army Captain
Cantina Waiter
June Gittelson ...
Heavy set Cantina Girl
Johnny Kascier ...
Ed Brandenburg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phyllis Crane ...
Andy's sympathetic Co-Worker
Al Haskell ...
Rebel Cantina Customer
A.R. Haysel ...
Bank Manager


Andy puts down a revolution on the island of Paprika.

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

12 December 1935 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film was played before 'His Fighting Blood (1935)' in some theaters during its initial release. See more »

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Read Mario's review!
11 October 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I normally don't write what I am about to write, but try reading the review for this film by MARIO GAUCI ( It's exceptionally well-written, encapsulates the movie very well and I really respect his insights into the film. I agree with him that this film is very reminiscent of a Three Stooges short and that while pleasant enough, it's also quite forgettable and would in no way encourage the viewer to seek out the comedies of Andy Clyde.

Andy thinks that he's a dying man thanks to a really irresponsible doctor. So, thinking he has nothing to lose, he tells off his bosses and sets off on a trip around the world. When he arrives in Paprika, he accidentally becomes involved in a revolution--but who cares, after all, since he thinks he's dying.

I also have seen Harold Lloyd's earlier film WHY WORRY? and I couldn't help but think that HOT PAPRIKA was a rather blatant ripoff of Lloyd's film. What's worse, all the subtlety and beauty of the Lloyd effort is lost in the Clyde film. HOT PAPRIKA has some very broad humor (such as the awful and way too long scene where Clyde is riding on a runaway door) and is just a shadow of Lloyd's wonderful film--which I recommend you see instead if you only want to see one of these films.

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