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An over-eager ice cream delivery man is mistakenly hired by an insurance company that is being bankrupted by paying off claims related to a gang war.

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Ray McCarey

Writers:

Jack Henley (story), Eddie Moran (story)
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Gus Shy Gus Shy ... Harold Fritch, Delivery Man #17
Shemp Howard ... Moran's Henchman
Lionel Stander ... Micky Moran
Curtis Karpe Curtis Karpe ... Tony Spumoni
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An over-eager ice cream delivery man is mistakenly hired by an insurance company that is being bankrupted by paying off claims related to a gang war.

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1934 (USA) See more »

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Mono
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Vitaphone production reels #1591-1592. See more »

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A pleasant surprise!
12 March 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Up until I bought a DVD set of Vitaphone's comedy shorts, I'd never heard of Guy Shy. This comedian(?) apparently made 10 films in his career--most for Vitaphone. In the first Shy short I saw, he played a drunk...and the short was very unfunny and ponderous ("Paul Revere Jr."). Is "I Scream" any better?

The plot for "I Scream" is very novel. It seems some overzealous insurance agent has been writing policies for mobsters...and in one week the company had to pay out on 47 policies because of a gang war!! So, they want to find some dumbbell to go to the mobs and get them to setting their differences and stop killing each other. It just happens that an ice cream man (Shy) is there during the meeting and they decide to send him! Oddly, he accepts...mostly because they never tell him about the gang war and he has no idea what he's getting into!

The film is quite funny...which just goes to show you Shy COULD be funny if he had good material. He also had good support in the form of Lionel Stander and Shemp Howard! All in all, highly original, funny and worth seeing...to my utter astonishment!


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