Henry Groper a struggling Optician, gets married to Eleanor to her Father's dismay. But on their wedding day, Henry is told he has 30 days to make a go of his business or else his Father ...
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Because his family has a history of insanity that breaks out when a family member hasn't married by the time they are 25 years old, Nikolai Nikolaevich (Danny Kaye) visits a matrimonial ... See full summary »
Henry Groper a struggling Optician, gets married to Eleanor to her Father's dismay. But on their wedding day, Henry is told he has 30 days to make a go of his business or else his Father In-law will set him up in a Rag and bone junk trade to support his daughter. With an early appearance of Danny Kaye as one of Henry Gropers patients. Written by
Danny Kaye plays an unfortunate patient who goes to an eye doctor who proceeds to blind him. Really funny idea! The humor is supposed to be in Kaye's dialect as he is being tortured by the doctor. I was appalled by the entire film. This was the first Educational two-reeler I ever saw and it put a bad taste in my mouth concerning the studio. Not only was the film cheap looking, but it was unfunny. No wonder Kaye never wanted to discuss his early short subjects. Since that time, I have seen a good amount of Educationals. Educational said that their shorts were "The Spice of the Program". This film marked the end of the road for Educational. The films had been distributed by Fox and Fox finally dropped them. The Educational silents of the 1920s look good, but by the 1930s, they really started to look cheap. Kaye's other Educationals, while not great, are better. Bob Hope made his film debut in an Educational short which is just a tad better than this one. Some of the Buster Keaton and Harry Langdon Educationals are pleasant. The Ritz Brothers' "Hotel Anchovy" is a scream. It proves that while Educational was cheap, they were not inept at making funny comedies.
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