Aside from a cute ending, this comedy short left me totally cold. When the film begins, Detective Block (Jesse Block) just got his diploma from some fly by night detective school. When he asks them where he should start, they tell him to go see Dr. Jordan. What Block doesn't know is that this is a mental institution and the residents all behave like the stupidest stereotypes of the mentally ill. It's all supposed to be very funny....but wasn't. The broad humor fell flat and the film would have gotten a 3 but earned an extra point for the ending...which I thought was clever AND it meant the end of this misfire.
By the way, Jesse Block never made a name for himself and only appeared in one other film, "Kid Millions", an Eddie Cantor flick.
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