Shemp Howard has always been the over-looked Stooge and many are unaware of his solo short comedies. During the 1930s, Shemp did a series of two reel comedies for Vitaphone. These were filmed in New York and all of them seem to have been directed by Lloyd French. Some of them, like "His First Flame", "Corn on the Cop", "Why Pay Rent?" and "Art Trouble", are very funny entries. This one is truly poor. Not only is the pacing sluggish, but there are a number of gags, such as the hand gag and the "Shemp get thrown through the wall" gag, which are truly painful to watch. They are more outlandish than anything Shemp did later on at Columbia as part of the Three Stooges. This film should be avoided at all costs.
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