A prisoner with a good singing voice escapes, only to grow jealous when an opera singer who looks like him is delivered back to the prison and receives attention, especially from Ann, the warden's daughter who leads the prison glee club.
Orson Welles, on break from filming Othello, relates a tale he heard one spooky Irish midnight not so long ago when, driving through the countryside, he picked up a man with car trouble who told of a strange encounter with two hitchhikers.
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Ted Healy and the 3 Stooges are fired and evicted from a theatre because Ted annoys women working there. They then get jobs as waiters at a nightclub. Chaos leads to destruction of the business. At the end, Ted pursues another woman.
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At the Lawburn prison, the convicts love the glee club, directed by Ann, the warden's daughter. The warden disbands the club when its best singer, Canary Dillon, escapes. A ranking con puts out the word to the city's underworld to deliver Canary back to Lawburn. An opera-loving mobster discovers Canary singing in an opera chorus, and he's shortly back behind bars. Trouble is, it's not Dillon but a dead ringer who keeps his identity secret for a while to get to know Ann. There's a national radio competition among prison choruses and the real Dillon, safe outside, is jealous of the attention his doppelganger is getting. What will he do?Written by
Erik Rhodes gets a leading role -- albeit in a short -- in this MGM musical two-reeler about a a singing convict who escapes from prison, putting the kibosh on the convicts taking part in a chorale competition. One of the convicts threatens to rat out the opera-loving gangsters unless they finger him for the authorities.
Rhodes, despite being bes known for playing neurasthenic Italians in Astaire-Rogers musicals in the 1930s, was born in Oklahoma.
Like many of the MGM shorts of this period, it comes off as more bizarre than funny, but the squeaky-clean prison with its extensive rose garden takes this one to new realms of silliness.
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