After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
Joe E. Brown bets Edward G. Robinson dinner that Brown can beat golf master Bobby Jones in a game. Brown hedges the bet by arranging for Jones to hit Brown's drives and Brown to hit Jones's... See full summary »
This was one of the annual "blooper" reels screened by the Warners Club, an organization of Warners actors, crew and executives. It was meant to poke fun at the flubs and bloopers that ... See full summary »
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »
. . . the Warner Bros. narrator soberly observes (ten times!) after intermittent trumpet fanfares inserted randomly throughout this seldom laugh-out-loud short. We get to watch Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Patrick O'Brien, and many others tripping over their lines about 80 years after the fact. As Elvis used to sing in "Old Shep," "If there is a Dog Heaven where good doggies go," I'm sure these venerable boners have a wonderful home. But for those of us still among the living, it would be very helpful if the Warner Bros. Home Video people could provide optional on-screen print annotations of who all these dead people are, along with the titles of these mostly lost films. (This information could be provided as an alternate sound track, as Warner employs a large stable of California "Professors of Film" who make out like they can identify all these dearly departed. Some of these 1936 Flubbers probably got "snubbed" by the Annual Academy Awards "In Memoriam" segment 40 or 50 years prior to Joan Rivers losing out on her final two seconds of Fame in 2015.)
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