There's real scope for imagination if the film comedy field, and "Vamping Venus," a laugh-fest at the Ritz Theatre, take advantage of it. Imagine starting the story in New York in 1928, and going back for most of the action to Greece in the days of Mars and all the other gods-- and goddeamon. Charlie Murray and Louise Fazenda head a great cast, in this refreshing new comedy from First National Pictures, and Thelma Todd, in the Grecian episodex is "Venus." There are giggles, chuckles and guffaws galore in the New York scenes, but laughter gets really hysterical in the Greek period. Murray goes to a night club to escape his nagging wife, and gets a rap on the head which precipitates him right into the middle of Old Greece. There he meets all the characters of the New York days in different roles; the wife, for instance, is Circe! And of course, with his knowledge of modern inventions and politics, he becomes dicintor of the land, wages war, wins Venus-- and comes to New York, with ...
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This film was a huge boon to Thelma Todd
's career. First National signed her to a contract after the film was completed. See more
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