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The Rummy (1933)

After Billy gets discharged for wrecking his Taxi, he takes a job at a Taxidermy business. Ben brings in his flea to be stuffed & loses it. They get locked in at night and are frightened.


Del Lord


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Cast overview:
Ben Blue ... The Rummy
Billy Gilbert ... Schmaltz


An incompetent and nearly illiterate man is fired at a taxi company. He sees a help wanted sign at a taxidermist and, thinking it has something to do with taxis, applies for a job. He's hired as the night watchman. Before the first night is over, he must deal with burglars, a mummy, a goose that needs stuffing, and an odd duck who claims to have a pet flea. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

10 June 1933 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ninth of ten shorts in the "Taxi Boys" series from Hal Roach Studios, released through MGM from 1932 to 1933. See more »


Follows Taxi Barons (1933) See more »

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Among the Worst Roach Movies
20 July 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Well, some of the original Lonesome Lukes are pretty awful, and a couple of the Stan Laurel one-reelers are pretty bad too -- there's one in which the humor consists of everyone being Irish and bashing each other with bricks. But once you get past the initial gag in this movie, which is a typical piece of Del Lord destroying automobiles amusingly, this, the nominal last of the Taxi Boys series has Billy Gilbert going to a taxidermy shop -- he doesn't know the difference -- and getting involved with a twitchy Ben Blue in a scare-the-comics routine. Billy does some of his sneezing routine, but it doesn't look like they intended it for more than filling out a film that was running desperately short.

Bad story line, bad continuity and even the special effects are fairly cheesy and obvious. It looks like they had already canceled the series before they made this one of scraps.

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