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Eddie Cantor in “If You Knew Susie” (1948) – reviewed by George

The movie opens at the Criterion Theater where Sam and Susie Parker (Eddie and Joan Davis) are playing the last day of their run and will retire afterwards to their home in Brooklyn. Their kids (Margaret Kerry and Bobby Driscoll … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Show Business” (1944) – reviewed by George

“In the colorful era of belles, bloomers, and beer in buckets, trouped ambitious groups of lovable hams known as Show Folks, all dreaming of the Big Time. One theater of that time was Miner’s Bowery.”In the first number at Miner’s … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor as Eddie Pink in “Strike Me Pink” (1936) – reviewed by George

At Millwood University a bully picks on a little guy, but Butch Carson (Gordon Jones) happens by and socks the bully in the jaw. Cut to a campus store, Super Service, Eddie Pink, Prop. It’s quite a place, with machines … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Kid Millions” (1934) – reviewed by George

Dot Clark (Ethel Merman) is singing “Who Could Ever Be Blue” with a chorus of cuties at the Body Shop (Don’t ask. I don’t know), and when the number ends she is angry to see that Louie the Lug (Warren … Continue reading

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) – reviewed by George

Looks like Terry Gilliam got his new investors (see yesterday’s review) because 1) here is the film, and 2) the list of producers and co-producers is l-o-n-g.Don Quixote speaks: “I was born to return The Age of Chivalry”, and he … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Roman Scandals” (1933) – reviewed by George

Present Day: A bus is entering West Rome, U.S.A., and every sign, regardless of intent, lists Warren F. Cooper (Willard Robertson) as Mayor or President or something else. Must be a BIG man.Cut to the Grand Opening of the Museum … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “The Kid from Spain” (1932) – reviewed by George

Once again an entertaining movie gives me a bad taste in my mouth because of a blackface number. Well, I can review the film and talk about its good points, but there is still that whiff of racism that is … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Palmy Days” (1931) – reviewed by George

Eddie cotars with Charlotte Greenwood, which is good because she’s so much taller. They make a funny couple as they sing and dance and she chases him.When the film begins Eddie is working the tricks for a mystic played by … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Whoopee!” (1930) – reviewed by George

This early Technicolor (two-color) movie is a hoot. Fueled by Cantor’s performance, supported by a crew of funsters, you will definitely laugh. I started to make a list of lines that are followed by laugh lines, but decided to let … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Glorifying the American Girl” (1929) – reviewed by George

The opening shot is of a map of the U.S. and then a parade of girls is superimposed, all headed for New York from various parts of the country. Then this “talkie” actually begins with Gloria Hughes (Mary Eaton – … Continue reading

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