When Do We Eat? (1934)

Passed | | Short, Comedy, Music | 19 March 1934 (USA)
When the members of a theatrical troupe find themselves in financial trouble, they decide to open a nudist restaurant.

Director:

Alfred J. Goulding
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Holtz Lou Holtz ... Holtz
Benny Baker ... Showalsky
Dorothy Compton Dorothy Compton ... Dorothy
Luis Alberni ... Rigo - Restaurant Owner
Arthur Treacher ... Hemingway Potts
Charles Dorety Charles Dorety ... Desk Clerk
Julia Griffith Julia Griffith ... Troup Member
Phil Dunham ... Troupe Member
Sue Brighton Sue Brighton ... Trouper
Florence Dudley ... Trouper
Bud Jamison ... Benson
Adrian Rosley Adrian Rosley ... Senor Alvarez
Ethel Sykes Ethel Sykes ... Troupe Member
William Irving ... Diner
Eddie Fetherston Eddie Fetherston ... Waiter
Edit

Storyline

When the members of a theatrical troupe find themselves in financial trouble, they decide to open a nudist restaurant.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Passed
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Showmanship See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very Unfunny
4 September 2004 | by dcole-2See all my reviews

Truly embarrassing and offensive comedy short. Thankfully Lou Holtz didn't make many. The nudist restaurant bit isn't bad, but the rest is. Really bad. Like in the restaurant when an angry customer asks for a demitasse and Holtz says 'what'? And the customer says 'a short black' -- and, you guessed it, Holtz brings out a little black boy as the punchline. No thank you. Lots of long, unfunny bits of Holtz going up against people like Arthur Treacher in which both just sit there and mug. The writing is inane.

And you can't really call any of it acting. I guess Hollywood figured anyone from vaudeville could fit right in and be funny. But there's a reason we know the Three Stooges and the Marx Brothers but not Lou Holtz. Because there's good, intelligent comedy. And bad, bad comedy. Like this.


3 of 3 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