Two Reelers Comedy Classics

1271. TWO REELERS-COMEDY CLASSICS #10 (1931-1933-usa)
1. THE STOLEN JOOLS (The Slippery Pearls) (1931). This fascinating short was presented by Chesterfield cigarettes as a “contribution to the fine relief work Of the N.V.A (National Vaudeville Association),” and produced by the Masquers Club Of Hollywood. It opens with a pronouncement that there are “more prominent stars (here) than have ever before appeared in any one feature.” This is no idle claim: more than forty name performers appear as themselves, or in various guises. Try and name them as they appear! It’s a day after the screen star’s annual hall, and it seems that somebody has stolen NORMA SHEARER’S jewels. No one’s been arrested, but everyone’s a suspect. Could JOAN CRAWFORD be the culprit? How about IRENE DUNNE? Perhaps it was DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR. Or maybe RICHARD DIX. There are a slew Of other ever-so-familiar names and faces: BUDDY ROGERS, IORETTA YOUNG and MAURICE CHEVALIER; RICHARD BARTHELMESS, CHARLES BUTTERWORTH and BEN LYON; BEBE DANIELS, JACK OAKIE and JOE E. BROWN; THE LITTLE RASCALS, POLLY MORAN and HEDDA HOPPER; WILLIAM HAINES, EL BRENDEL and LUPE VELEZ; WINNIE LIGHTNER, LOWELL SHERMAN and MITZ1 GREEN. WALLACE BEERY and BUSTER KEATON appear as cops; GEORGE E. STONE and EDWARD G. ROBINSON are tough guys; LAUREL and HARDY are chauffeurs; WARNER BAXTER is the Cisco Kid; EDMUND LOWE and VICTOR mclaglen are Flagg and Quirt; BARBARA STANWYCK, who appears with then-husband FRANK FAY, recites some poetry. EUGENE PALLETTE, STUART ERWIN and SKEETS GALLAGHER are reporters who have an odd three-way telephone conversation-and GARY COOPER is their editor! How many more can you spot!
2. EASY ON THE EYES (1933). With FRANKLYN PANGBORN. Produced by MACKSENNETT. Pangborn, one Of the screen’s great effeminate character actors, is best-known for playing flustered fussbudgets. He’s cast in this frantic comedy, in what’s for him a most unlikely role: a young millionaire, the catch Of the season, who’s convinced he’s a pugilist par excellence-so rough and tough that he can outbox Jack Dempsey. He meets more than his match in a handsome, romantic aviator, who unabashedly pursues his fiancŽe.
3. KNIGHT DUTY (1933). With HARRY LANGDON, VERNON DENT. Baby faced Langdon is a hapless vagrant who somehow finds trouble in a park and a museum, among other settings. This simpleton even manages to be victimized by a hose, and intimidated by some mannequins. Hefty Vermon Dent is on hand as his constant nemesis, a cop with more brawn than brains. 59 minutes total. Comedy