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Hollywood Scout (1945)

 |  Short  |  14 April 1945 (USA)
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One of Pete Smith's assistants auditions animal acts for his short subjects.


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Complete credited cast:
Pete Smith ...
Narrator / Chimp (voice) (as a Smith named Pete)


A day in the life of Janey, a Hollywood talent scout assigned to cast animals. She leaves her office to watch a couple of talented dogs work with their trainers, as the off-screen narrator explains that most movie dogs are highly trained by professionals. As she watches the two performer, three pups play with her. Back in her office, a man has great trouble as he tries to get his bear to perform for her, and, when she tries to leave by the back door, she's confronted by a man and his chimp. Written by <>

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14 April 1945 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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2 By Smith
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hollywood Scout (1945)

** (out of 4)

Pete Smith short about animal talents in Hollywood. There are a few good tricks shown but overall this thing is pretty boring and doesn't contain the laughs of most good Smith shorts. There were other shorts out around this time that talked about the animal talents in Hollywood but for some reason this is the one TCM shows most often.

Have You Ever Wondered? (1947)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Pete Smith short takes a look at small thing that you might wonder about ever so often including whether men or women are better drivers or if certain foods mixed can cause you to get sick. This is one of the better shorts that I've seen from Smith as it remains interesting throughout and also has quite a few laughs especially one sequence, which deals with wigs.

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