5.6/10
102
4 user

Mixed Magic (1936)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 20 November 1936 (USA)
A professional magician, "The Great Spumoni", fires his male assistant and his female assistant insists that he hire another one. The young man he hires turns out to have no aptitude whatsoever for a magic act. Complications ensue.

Director:

Raymond Kane

Writers:

Arthur L. Jarrett (story) (as Arthur Jarrett), Marcy Klauber (story)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Buster Keaton ... Elmer 'Happy' Butterworth
Eddie Lambert Eddie Lambert ... Professor Spumoni
Marlyn Stuart Marlyn Stuart ... Mary
Eddie Hall Eddie Hall ... Hector
Jimmie Fox Jimmie Fox
Walter Fenner Walter Fenner
Pass Le Noir Pass Le Noir
Edit

Storyline

A professional magician, "The Great Spumoni", fires his male assistant and his female assistant insists that he hire another one. The young man he hires turns out to have no aptitude whatsoever for a magic act. Complications ensue.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Educational Films No. 7110. See more »

Goofs

Microphone shadow visible on the curtain when Spumoni is explaining the duck trick to Happy, and at the end when Mary tells Happy he is wonderful. See more »

User Reviews

 
Very Funny Silent Sound Film
20 March 2010 | by frankebeSee all my reviews

Why do I say that? Because this film is quite funny and full of Keaton pratfalls, but you have to turn off the sound to appreciate it. With sound, I find it embarrassing, even cringing to watch, but turn off the sound and, surprise! A good Keaton film! Or maybe more correctly, some good Keatonesque series of events: as a whole movie it obviously lacks the cohesive organization of a really good early Keaton silent, but it pops along at a good pace with one thing happening after another, and lots of good sight gags and physical comedy. The bit with the curtains is particularly interesting to watch when the sound is not distracting from the visuals. These Educational films really need to be restored and recirculated!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le magicien See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed