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Strictly Unreliable (1932)

Zasu inadvertently turns Thelma's vaudeville act into a shambles.

Director:

George Marshall

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zasu Pitts ... Pitts
Thelma Todd ... Miss Thelma Todd
Charlotte Mineau Charlotte Mineau ... Mrs. Hawkins - Landlady (as Charlotte Meno)
Bud Jamison ... Bud (as Bud Jamieson)
Billy Gilbert ... The Actor
Charlie Hall Charlie Hall ... The Stage Manager (as Charley Hall)
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Zasu inadvertently turns Thelma's vaudeville act into a shambles.

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1932 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Funny from beginning to end
19 June 2013 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

Pitts is a maid in a boarding house ("Where artists meet") and Todd is thrown out of her room because she cannot pay the rent even though she has just gotten a gig at the local vaudeville house. After Pitts and Todd retrieve the suitcase of Todd's clothes that the landlady was keeping in lieu of rent, the landlady calls the cops to arrest them for theft. Pitts and Todd make it to the vaudeville house and then Pitts manages to interfere with each of the acts. This short is all about Pitts and she was hilarious in it. Todd has very little to do in this short which is fine since Pitts was the much better comedienne. The scenes at the vaudeville house were the funniest with Pitts interrupting a melodrama, then an acrobatic act and then a dance number. Pitts' comedic timing is as good as anyone's and I especially like the way she talks to herself - always amusing and sometimes laugh out loud funny. No one could say "Oh" like Pitts -it is surely her signature expression along with the facial mannerism when she says it. A top drawer short worthy of repeat viewings.


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