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A Fool and His Honey (1952)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  10 January 1952 (USA)
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Wally suspects Eddie of having more than a friendly interest in Wally's wife, and his suspicions, he thinks, are confirmed when he finds Eddie in his apartment. Eddie has a logical reason ... See full summary »

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Wally Vernon ...
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Eddie Quillan ...
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Jean Willes ...
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Barbara Carroll
Diana Mumby
Violet Murray
Ginger Sherry
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Wally suspects Eddie of having more than a friendly interest in Wally's wife, and his suspicions, he thinks, are confirmed when he finds Eddie in his apartment. Eddie has a logical reason for being there, but Wally won't listen and the chase is on. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Catch more flies with vinegar
5 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first film I've seen from Wally Vernon and Eddie Quiallan, whom Columbia Pictures cast as a comedy team to star in a series of latter-day short subjects for them in the 1950s. Unfortunately this entry didn't seem particularly funny to me, although it's not outrageously bad either. The two comics work fine together but don't seem to have a huge amount of natural comedy chemistry that needs to be exploited. Their characters aren't really too well defined either, apart from the general suggestion that Wally is supposed to be more of a troublemaker.

This series is known for having been incredibly violent, and while this short does have some rather painful looking gags (Eddie getting crushed by a mattress, some spills that should cause bad burns, &c), it's not the orgy of abuse one might expect from a series considered atypically violent for Jules White. Instead there are a combination of some situations, a few plays on works, and a couple gags that are just bizarre. Some, like the alcohol causing a fish to jump from his tank, are fun, but seem timed a little off and don't generate the same laughs.

The premise is that due to an offhand comment at a party and a not that flies in through the window lead Wally to think his wife has been cheating on him with Eddie -- but these situation and the old jokes ("You should be on the stage. There's one leaving town...") just feel a bit tired. A bunch of the gags seem based on people doing this that don;t make sense and aren't explained in terms of character (Wally pouring hot coffee on his hand to get the hot oatmeal off, Eddie singing along with the tune Wally's wife sings to disguise his presence), and so aren't so funny. There are also a couple of sequences -- in which characters at a party just dance, or the two comics randomly decide to to some acrobatics in a gym mid-chase -- which seem to go on a bit without much happening.

These two could be funny, I think, if they had some better material than this, and in a film that was made with a subtler sense of comedy timing.


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