6.2/10
16
1 user
The Schmaltz Brothers are tricked into buying a beer garden.

Director:

Billy Gilbert
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Billy Gilbert ... Louie Schmaltz
Billy Bletcher ... Meyer Schmaltz
Edit

Storyline

The Schmaltz Brothers are tricked into buying a beer garden.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Comedy With Music. See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1933 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Billy Gilbert and Billy Bletcher portray The Schmaltz Brothers in this film. The name is spelled "Shmaltz" on the one-sheet poster and on stills captions. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Was This Intended as a Series?
7 November 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Billy Gilbert takes a rare turn behind the camera and plays one of the Schmaltz Brothers -- Billy Bletcher is the other. Gilbert used "Schmaltz" (Yiddish for "chicken fat") as his character name a few times when he was playing a German-accented character.

The Schmaltz Brothers buy a busy-looking beer garden, only to discover they have been swindled. They try to make a go of it with the usual Roach-style problems. In fact, this looks like it was intended as a Laurel & Hardy short at one point, but the Boys were moving into feature films and so the plot and some of the gags were recycled.

Either this was intended to fill in some contracts that Stan and Ollie were too busy to do or Roach wanted to find a substitute "the Boys" for short subjects. He had done this before; when Harold Lloyd moved into features and eventually became independent, Roach tried to find someone to star in a series of shorts as a young, normal-looking comedian, trying out several people before settling on Charley Chase. This one didn't take, although it's very watchable.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed