For some unknown reason, the sale of waffle irons has plummeted, equally and negatively affecting family owned and operated Four Square and Magic Circle, two of the leading waffle iron ...
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Joseph A. Doakes goes into a shop looking for a gift for his son, and the clerk shows him a box of magic tricks. After a store employee demonstrates several of them, Doakes purchases a ... See full summary »
Ted Healy and the 3 Stooges are fired and evicted from a theatre because Ted annoys women working there. They then get jobs as waiters at a nightclub. Chaos leads to destruction of the business. At the end, Ted pursues another woman.
In this Warner Bros. short, a Marine in a South Sea island during World War II, Joe Fingers, tells tales of the influence he's had on various personalities. In the words of one of his ... See full summary »
A dance of shapes. A title card tells us this is an experiment in conveying the mental images of music in a visual form. Liszt's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" is the music. The shapes, all ... See full summary »
Created under the guidance of jazz impresario and Verve Records founder Norman Granz, this short captures the spontaneity of a jam session and is one of few film records of black jazzers of the day including tenor sax legend Lester Young.
George 'Red' Callender,
In this entry in the "Crime Does Not Pay" series, young Ann Stevens and "Windy" Brown, against the advice of both sets of parents, run away and get married as they yearn for'independence.' ... See full summary »
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This "Theater of Life" series short looks at traffic problems in Los Angeles, California, as described and experienced by Sgt. Charles Reineke, a traffic enforcement officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.
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For some unknown reason, the sale of waffle irons has plummeted, equally and negatively affecting family owned and operated Four Square and Magic Circle, two of the leading waffle iron companies. What could be both companies' saving grace is that their respective presidents, Richard Wright and Evelyn Foster, are in love with each other, with their personal merger in terms of a marriage resulting in a planned business merger of the two companies. What neither anticipates is what ends up being a sticking point in the business merger which could be a deal breaker for their marriage happening: he is not willing to give up the square design and she is not willing to give up the circular design, each which is synonymous with their particular brand for generations, for the merged companies' combination waffle iron. What happens in both their professional and personal mergers is affected by he unexpectedly assuming "ownership" of a Hindu magi, Prince Chris Manusha, who has special powers.Written by
A little used variation of the spelling of the word drought is seen in the body of the newspaper article shown at the beginning of the story. Drouth is now considered archaic, but it is still proper. See more »
Prince Chris Manusha:
It is inscribed in the sacred scrolls of Uhura, Master, that he who imbibes in milk from the coconut of kindness must butter his bread with the margarine of reciprocity.
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With the end of short subject production at the Roach studios in 1936, MGM expanded its production of comedy shorts. Unhappily, MGM rarely turned out top comedies, and this short subject is a fairly typical exemplar of the problem: it is overwritten with a plot about two waffle iron heirs breaking up their impending marriage over the shape of waffles. Add in a glum Benny Rubin as an Indian yogi, a couple of pointless songs, director Felix Feist who never seemed to add anything to the mix and two leads with no particular comedy ability and you have this piece. The whole thing is topped off with a dance number that is performed on a giant waffle iron. Like so many of the overproduced MGM comedy shorts, the effect is bizarre, rather than funny.
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