For June before sophomore year, Eddie heads home to the city, telling his best pals, Mickey and Alabama, that they should come and stay at his parents' house for a night or two while they look for a summer job. Mickey and Alabama show up within minutes of Eddie's arrival home; with their best manners they charm Eddie's skeptical parents who invite them to make themselves at home. They do just that, to the dismay and mounting consternation of Eddie's folks as well as the parents of the gal next door, Eddie's girlfriend Jacquie. Is the mayhem going to last all summer? Written by
From 1930 through 1932, Hal Roach Studios made a series of 15 films in the "Boy Friends series. They starred ex-Little Rascals actor Mickey Daniels and most also featured a group of stock actors (usually including Grady Sutton). These college films were sort of like the Little Rascals grown up and were of average quality--though too many featured Mickey doing the most god-awful laugh known to film. Thankfully, this gimmick was not in every film and that's why YOU'RE TELLING ME is one of the better films in the series.
The film begins with Mickey and Grady talking with a visiting friend. The friend invites them to visit him sometime. Little did he know that almost immediately these two freeloaders would come knocking. The parents don't want to be rude, so they ask them to stay for a couple days. Unfortunately, these days turned into months and again and again the boys drive everyone crazy with their Laurel and Hardy-like antics. They break everything and way overstay their welcome.
The film is very enjoyable and fortunately Mickey never laughs and the gags seem a bit fresher and more genuine than the norm. While not a great film, it's a good example from the era and stacks up pretty well with the studio's other fare, such as Stan and Ollie as well as Charley Chase.
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