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Who's a Dummy? (1941)

Mrs. Errol, rehearsing for a play but keeping it a secret from Leon, forces him to take a taxi, as she needs the family car. The taxi driver tells Leon a tale of a love triangle that sets ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry D'Arcy

Writers:

Clem Beauchamp (story), George Jeske (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leon Errol ... Leon Errol
Vivian Tobin ... Mrs. Errol
Herb Vigran
Dorothy Granger ... (as Dorothy Grainger)
Eddie Kane Eddie Kane
Ralph Sanford
Harry Harvey
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Mrs. Errol, rehearsing for a play but keeping it a secret from Leon, forces him to take a taxi, as she needs the family car. The taxi driver tells Leon a tale of a love triangle that sets Leon's imagination on fire. He follows his wife and discovers her rehearsing a love scene with an actor, and he thinks it is real. He is leaving when he hears a pistol shot and rushes back, to discover his wife stuffing a dummy in a hamper, but he thinks it is a real body. To protect his wife, Leon steals the hamper, and is almost lynched by a crowd who also thinks the hamper contains a real body. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1941 (USA) See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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29 November 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Leon Errol doesn't know that his wife, Vivian Tobin, is rehearsing for an amateur performance of a melodrama. He does get it in his head she is cheating on him. When he spies on her, and sees her shoot (blanks) at her fellow actor and stuff the body (actually a dummy) in a hamper, he tries to save her from the cops by grabbing the hamper and running away with it.

Vivian Tobin, who played Errol's wife in his shorts in this period, was the younger sister of Genevieve Tobin; you can see the family resemblance. This is not one of the better shorts in the series, but the mugging is always good and the final gag is definitely worth sticking around for.


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