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Just a Pain in the Parlor (1932)

Household servants are ordered to make an Olympic athlete, who is the very definition of "dumb jock", presentable for a high society party.

Director:

George Marshall
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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Sweet ... The Athlete
Monte Collins Monte Collins ... Collins
James Donlan James Donlan ... Mr. Smith
Cecil Cunningham ... Mrs. Smith
Vernon Dent ... Speaker
Billy Gilbert ... Musician
Charlie Hall ... Servant (as Charles Hall)
Gerald Barry Gerald Barry ... Servant
Irving Bacon ... Servant
Harry Bowen ... Servant
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Household servants are ordered to make an Olympic athlete, who is the very definition of "dumb jock", presentable for a high society party.

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1932 (USA) See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Some works...some doesn't.
28 September 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film was filmed with the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics in mind. The story finds a local civic group trying to find rooms for various athletes with families in the area. Mr. Smith accidentally agrees to take one. I say accidentally because his wife is an old battleaxe and he's afraid to bring anyone home to her and her stuff society friends. When he does bring the dumb jock home, he turns out to be far dumber than expected and he makes a nuisance of himself. As for the wife, she naturally explodes...so what is Mr. Smith to do?

As long as you aren't looking for big laughs, this is a pleasant enough time passer. The portion of the story about the athlete is a bit limp...how Mr. Smith deals with his wife, however, is quite entertaining.


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