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The Miss They Missed (1938)

Professor Pierre is assigned to find a missing heiress whose fortune will go to a worthless relative if she isn't found. He uses most of his dialect ability in the search by posing as a ... See full summary »

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Estelle Jayne
Fred Manette
Jack Hartley
Jack Squires
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Professor Pierre is assigned to find a missing heiress whose fortune will go to a worthless relative if she isn't found. He uses most of his dialect ability in the search by posing as a Chinaman, an Englishman, a sailor and a Scotchman, but is unable to find her. He meets his sweetheart at a restaurant and, there, discovers she is the heiress he has been searching for. She breaks off their romance when she finds out she is rich. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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28 January 1938 (USA)  »

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dialect comedian Willie Howard as a detective in this OK comedy short from Educational
12 December 2004 | by (south Texas USA) – See all my reviews

In addition to his usual profession as a professor of French, dialect comedian Willie Howard is also a detective in this comedy short. He is hired to find a missing lady--first he goes after a mysterious character called "Red Herring"! You can imagine how this progresses, as Howard stumbles from one situation to another--you even get to see him do an Asian routine, decades before Jerry Lewis! He also does a British routine, making me wish he did more various dialects in his shorts, as he is quite versatile and they are a welcome relief from the bogus French accent. I understand that Howard was born in Germany-- he could probably have done many different European accents. The short winds up at a party, where music can be featured, always a staple of Educational Pictures comedy short. This allows us to see Howard do a brief musical comedy sequence. Overall, this is a funny entry in Howard's series of Educational shorts.


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