While at an amusement park, two men try to win the heart of a young lady. They compete with each other while attempting to find her runaway dog, and they race to ask her mother's permission to take her up in a hot air balloon.
The remarkable talents of baseball pitcher and trick artist Johnny Price are showcased including throwing two balls at once to two catchers, pitching blindfolded, throwing and hitting hanging upside down, and fielding fungoes in a jeep.
Red is fired by his boss Mr. Jones for not fixing his desk chair as he asked. Red doesn't take too lightly to the firing and tells Mr. Jones that as revenge he's going to haunt him. That evening, Mr. and Mrs. Jones head to a supper club for a night on the town. At the club, Mr. Jones sees images of Red everywhere he goes. The doorman looks like Red, the coat check clerk looks like Red, the waiter looks like Red and the show emcee looks like Red. Because of all these visions of Red, Mr. Jones is unable to enjoy the show. Mr. Jones turns to his wife for support in this time of need, but even that doesn't turn out quite the way he had hoped.Written by
This film preserves an important piece of entertainment history.
This is a great film for study by students of clowning, comedy, or vaudeville. It contains two of Red Skelton's classic routines demonstrating different ways people do things, including his wonderful pantomime of a woman applying make up and getting dressed. (Red also performs this pantomime in the 1944 film Bathing Beauty.) This movie has a great scene of A. Robins doing his act. Robins was famous in vaudeville as the Banana Man. He doesn't produce any bananas here, but his routine is full of many wonderful ideas that can serve as inspiration for today's entertainers. There are also three other vaudeville acts performed in this movie.
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