Twp sailors come ashore in New York with enough liquor--which was illegal at the time, due to Prohibition--to have a good time. They wind up getting involved with an actress in vaudeville ...
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Twp sailors come ashore in New York with enough liquor--which was illegal at the time, due to Prohibition--to have a good time. They wind up getting involved with an actress in vaudeville and her very jealous boyfriend. Not only that, but a Customs Officer who found out they smuggled booze ashore is closing in on them. Written by
George Givot appeared in a few films sporting an outrageously bizarre accent. However, he was actually born in Omaha! In this film he plays a Greek sailor. Charles Judels was born in the Netherlands but, oddly, plays a French sailor in this one. The two want to sneak off their ship with some booze into an American port during Prohibition* and to do so means sneaking past the annoying petty officer at the port (Lionel Stander). Eventually they do succeed by hiding out in a large trunk...and end up accidentally being delivered to a stage actress' changing room. Her jealous partner sees the two men and stomps off...and the pair agree to help fill in and the act goes on...just not all that well.
This is not a hilarious short...nor are most of the Vitaphone comedy shorts. I recently bought several DVDs of these films and with only a few exceptions, they're pretty awful. So, the fact that this one is mediocre and watchable is a major plus!
*This film actually came out AFTER Prohibition ended. It premiered in January, 1934 and Prohibition officially ended in early December, 1933.
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