Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run ... See full summary »
After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get ... See full summary »
Wheeler and Woolsey play two unemployed vaudevillians who get involved in helping an old lady save her moribund drug store. Problems and laughs begin when the villain spikes the Lemon Sodas they are selling.
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Kind of an odd one from RKO. thankfully, this has been restored by the UCLA film group! One of the first roles for both comedians Wheeler and Woolsey...they would make a whole library of silly comedies together, but here their parts are more co-stars. They are the giant Ostrich-dancers, onstage with Dixiana. and the men are all after her. Bebe Daniels had started in silents as a child star. This was one of only TWO film roles for Everett Marshall ... didn't seem to like the show biz. The picture quality is pretty good, if you see a restored version, but the sound is still pretty squirrel-y. and on Turner Classic, they even have captions, which was a help, since the sound isn't great. Many references to slavery, since we ARE still in the old, south, in New Orleans. and we see the same, funny old vaudeville bits that Wheeler and Woolsey had done, and would continue to do in all their films over the years. Story is ok, but could have done with less singing... didn't really add anything to the film, but back yonder, so many films thought they needed to emphasize the singing to tell the story. Interesting cross of proper old family customs and vaudeville folk. One of only eleven films directed by Luther Reed. Acc to wikipedia, he had started out as a theater critic! unusual trajectory for a critic. It's okay as a story, but very interesting, for the early history contained within.
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