A Columbia All Star Comedy (production number 8431) in which Mrs. Allen's husband has left her in a lurch for a society party and she decides a call a date bureau for an escort. She calls ... See full summary »
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A member of a band practicing for an upcoming commercial finds out from his girlfriend that she got a job as nurse to a rich but eccentric old man, Mr. Lark. Believing that music can cure ... See full summary »
In this Columbia All-Star Comedy short (production number 8438), Joe DeRita is a bachelor inventor who reads a marriage proposal written on an egg by a lonely widow with one child. He ... See full summary »
A Columbia All Star Comedy (production number 8431) in which Mrs. Allen's husband has left her in a lurch for a society party and she decides a call a date bureau for an escort. She calls the wrong number and gets Shemp Howard, the rat exterminator, who, mistaking her intentions, accompanies her to the party, and plies his trade...to a fault. Written by
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While I saw lots of Three Stooges comedies on afternoon television in the late '70s, I admit I don't remember Termites of 1938. So on discovering Society Mugs on YouTube, I found myself laughing at the antics of Shemp Howard and Tom Kennedy as exterminators mistaken for escorts from college. They turn a society party upside down with their unorthodox manners concerning dining and music. That plus lots or rats, some near-close calls with drills, some Stooge foils like Christine McIntyre and Vernon Dent, and a nice appearance by Charles Williams from It's a Wonderful Life makes this a very hilarious short for me. A look at Shemp outside of brothers Moe and Curly and Larry Fine. Society Mugs comes highly recommended.
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