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Gasoloons (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 3 January 1936 (USA)
While filling up with gas, a carload of passengers notices that the service station is up for sale. They decide to buy the station and try to run it themselves - but they aren't very good at it.


Arthur Ripley


John Grey (story)




Complete credited cast:
Edgar Kennedy ... Edgar Kennedy
Florence Lake ... Florence Kennedy
Dot Farley ... Florence's Mother
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Florence's Brother
Charles Withers Charles Withers ... Gas Station Owner
Dickie Jones ... Wilbur
Brandon Hurst ... Sheriff / Motorist
Pearl Eaton Pearl Eaton ... Customer


Edward, Florence, and their family are on vacation, headed through the desert toward someplace to fish. Florence notices a filling station for sale and convinces Edward to spend his vacation money to buy it. That starts a series of hapless encounters with customers, including the local sheriff willing to pay a nickel to have his wiper blade replaced. Florence revels in the business's motto, "Service with a smile," but Edward would rather be fishing. Will he ever get his chance - and what about that smile? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Short


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Release Date:

3 January 1936 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Dick Jones had fond memories of working with Edgar Kennedy in Gasoloons. See more »

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Fairly Good Short Comedy
25 June 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

Edgar Kennedy's comic timing helps to make "Gasoloons" a reasonably funny short comedy. Kennedy and a carload of passengers stop to fill up, and when they notice that the gas station is up for sale cheap, they decide to buy it and try to run it themselves. They aren't very good at it, and "Kennedy's Super Service" generally gives its customers more laughs than service. While most of what follows is rather predictable, it comes off pretty well.

It's worth a look for those who like these old short comedies.

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