House-Rent Party (1946)

Shorty's wife throws him out of the house for lying around reading detective thrillers and letting his boss Pigmeat get away with not paying him for the work he does at Pigmeat's barber ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Sam Newfield (story), Ted Toddy (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham ... Pigmeat (as Pigmeat 'Alamo' Markham)
John Murray John Murray ... Shorty (as John 'Rastus' Murray)
Alfred Cortez Alfred Cortez ... Won Lung Lee
David Bethea David Bethea ... Nappy
Rudy Toombs Rudy Toombs ... Slippery Jim (as Rudolph Toombs)
The Lord Invador The Lord Invador ... The Lord Invador
Macbeth's Calypso Band Macbeth's Calypso Band ... Themselves
Alberta Pryne Alberta Pryne ... Alberta Pryne
Ozzy Mallon's Jitterbugs Ozzy Mallon's Jitterbugs ... Jitterbug Dancers
Hannah Sylvester Hannah Sylvester ... Hannibel - Shorty's Wife
Claude Demetri Claude Demetri ... Mr. Johnson
Lou Swarz Lou Swarz ... Mrs. Johnson
Kay Freeman Kay Freeman ... Mme. Crystal Ball
James McNeely James McNeely ... Police Sergeant
Bill Dillard Bill Dillard ... Police Officer
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Storyline

Shorty's wife throws him out of the house for lying around reading detective thrillers and letting his boss Pigmeat get away with not paying him for the work he does at Pigmeat's barber shop in Harlem. He runs into Pigmeat on the street and asks for the money he's owed, but Pigmeat winds up convincing him that not only does he not owe Shorty any salary, but he actually overpays Shorty $1.25 a week. Later, Shorty reads about a jewel thief on the loose in Harlem and that there's a reward of $1,000 for his capture. He convinces Pigmeat that the two of them can catch this guy, collect the reward and then become famous detectives. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Sing. Swing. Entertainment That's Hep and Sizzling! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toddy Pictures Co. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono
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