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New News (1937)

Monte and Tom are laundrymen who get jobs as reporters and they must expose a supposedly wealthy prince who is to be married to a socialite. They pose as a butler and a cook under the stern eye of the butler, but mayhem still ensues.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Al Giebler (screen play), Elwood Ullman (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Monte Collins Monte Collins ... Monte Collins
Tom Kennedy ... Tom Kennedy
Bud Jamison ... Blodgett, the Butler
Clara Kimball Young ... Mrs. Van Gage
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Blystone ... Newspaper Editor
Symona Boniface ... Party Guest
Lynton Brent ... Reporter
Lew Davis Lew Davis ... Reporter
William Irving ... Reporter
Eddie Laughton Eddie Laughton ... Party Guest
Jack 'Tiny' Lipson Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ... Guard
Harry Semels Harry Semels ... Prince Humbert
Al Thompson Al Thompson ... Agency Cook
Elaine Waters Elaine Waters ... Party Guest
Bert Young Bert Young ... Guard
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Monte and Tom are laundrymen who get jobs as reporters and they must expose a supposedly wealthy prince who is to be married to a socialite. They pose as a butler and a cook under the stern eye of the butler, but mayhem still ensues.

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1937 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Remade in 1944 as Crash Goes the Hash with The Three Stooges. See more »

Goofs

The mustache that Tom wears after he and Monte beat up and steal the cook and waiter's clothes disappears in the next scene where the men are given instructions by the butler. See more »

Connections

Remade as Crash Goes the Hash (1944) See more »

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Another gem from the Monte Collins/Tom Kennedy comedy team
20 February 2005 | by django-1See all my reviews

I'm glad that Jules White (comedy short head-honcho at Columbia) believed in writer/comedian Monte Collins, giving him roles wherever he could. The rubber-faced Collins (whose looks remind me of Jim Varney) is great at playing an exasperated or overly eager character, and he meshes well with the lumbering, dim-witted character played by Tom Kennedy (see my review of FREE RENT). In this short, they are laundry workers who are mistaken for newspaper reporters, and then assigned to go undercover and get pictures of a society party. They pose as cooks/servants, and get into the swank affair, and of course they mess up everything AND they discover that everything is not what it seems. This plot and these characters seem familiar--was this short later re-tooled for The Three Stooges? or was the Stooges short the original? Perhaps Bud Jamison was also the head butler in the Stooge version as he is here? In any event, NEW NEWS is the perfect Columbia short with wild physical slapstick, goofy situations and characters, and hilarious problems with food and machinery. If you like the fast pace and reckless abandon of a Columbia comedy short, check out this example of the comic wizardry of Collins and Kennedy. Wouldn't it be great if we could see this kind of thing on television?


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