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The Good Bad Egg (1947)

In this Columbia All-Star Comedy short (production number 8438), Joe DeRita is a bachelor inventor who reads a marriage proposal written on an egg by a lonely widow with one child. He ... See full summary »

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Jules White

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Jules White (screenplay), Al Giebler (story) | 1 more credit »
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Joe DeRita ... Joe Priggle
Dorothy Granger ... Florobelle Priggle
Norman Ollestad Norman Ollestad ... Rudolph (as Norman Olestead)
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In this Columbia All-Star Comedy short (production number 8438), Joe DeRita is a bachelor inventor who reads a marriage proposal written on an egg by a lonely widow with one child. He accepts, and soon finds out the boy is the "bad" part of the egg in the title, as he soon destroys whatever it was that Joe had invented. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1947 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Typical Jules White
16 January 2002 | by lzf0See all my reviews

Yes, this is a 1946 short subject featuring stooge-to-be Curly Joe DeRita. Most people will agree that DeRita added nothing to the Three Stooges and was only there because of a fleeting resemblance to Jerry "Curly" Howard. This film proves that he was never funny. DeRita is even sluggish here in his youth. He had a full head of hair, similar to Shemp Howard. He tries to imitate Lou Costello, but he just doesn't have it. As for the humor, it is the typical Jules White violence for the sake of not being boring comedy. The closing gag has Joe putting his "son" in a washing machine where lawn mower blades have replaced the agitator. Jules White at his grisliest!


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