Category Archives: Short Subjects

“Alias Nick and Nora” – Two Documentaries reviewed by George

William Powell: A True Gentleman (2005)A summary of Powell’s career, plus a little info on loves and marriages, begins by noting his birth in 1892. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art, started acting on stage, found a great … Continue reading

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Who Killed Who? (1943) – reviewed by George

This cartoon opens with live action. A man introduces the horrible story of a murder mystery taken from authentic criminal records, and presented in animated form, in order to convince the audience that crime does not pay. Well, laughs certainly … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “One Track Minds” (1933) – reviewed by George

The girls are on a train to Hollywood because Thelma has won a screen test. They have Zasu’s relative Spanky (later one of the Our Gang kids) with them, and he is really cute at about four years old. He … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “The Bargain of the Century” (1933) – reviewed by George

Thelma and Zasu are roaring through the streets like madwomen (Thelma is the driver), and they clip a policeman in the street right in front of headquarters. Another policeman (James Burtis) sees this happen and jumps on a motorcycle in … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Maids a la Mode” (1933) – reviewed by George

Thelma is a model and Zasu is a fitter at a very exclusive fashion house, where Billy Gilbert is the designer. Right now all hands are on deck prepping for a private showing to a very wealthy older couple about … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Asleep in the Feet” (1933) – reviewed by George

The girls are working in a department store and come home completely pooped. Their landlady has a real thing (naturally) about overdue rent, and is about to throw out the girl next door unless she gets $20 by tomorrow morning. … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Sneak Easily” (1932) – reviewed by George

A call goes out on the police radio sending a patrol car to the home of Professor Austen (Robert Burns). There was a huge explosion and Mrs. Austen may have been murdered. Cut to the Professor’s trial for murder.The Professor … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “The Soilers” (1932) – reviewed by George

The girls are door-to-door saleswomen using the old, “I’m working my way through college” hook, and having no luck at all with housewives, so they decide to go downtown and try to sell to men. After all, their pitch says … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in two talkie short subjects (1929 and 1930) – reviewed by George

Getting a Ticket (1929)In court a policeman has arrested Eddie and his wife for canoodling in the park, but the case is dismissed when Eddie produces their marriage license. Outside the policeman apologizes, “I didn’t know that was your wife.” … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Alum and Eve” (1932) – reviewed by George

On the way to the beach with Thelma driving (it’s her car) Zasu is very unhappy at the speed. “Everyone will have left the ocean by the time we get there.” I would think that an advantage, but Zasu does … Continue reading

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