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Guests Wanted (1932)

Benny Rubin is a New York City vaudeville performer who inherits a hotel in California, and takes all of his ham-actor friends there, as chefs, bellhops, maids and waiters, to help him run ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Ceder

Writer:

Ewart Adamson
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Cast

Cast overview:
Benny Rubin ... Benny
Nell Breen Nell Breen ... Nell
Louise Carver ... Mrs. Carver
Bud Jamison ... Jimmy
Billy Franey ... First Miner
Charles Dorety Charles Dorety ... Second Miner
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Benny Rubin is a New York City vaudeville performer who inherits a hotel in California, and takes all of his ham-actor friends there, as chefs, bellhops, maids and waiters, to help him run it. BUsiness is bad so Benny plants a story that his late uncle hid his fortune in the hotel. The place is soon filled with guests who tear down the hotel looking for the non-existent fortune. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1932 (USA) See more »

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RKO Path√© Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The wreck of the Hesperus
26 December 2010 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Old-time comedy short director Ralph Ceder -- usually remembered, if at all, for directing some of Stan Laurel's poorer shorts in the early 1920s -- does a fine job in this story of Benny Rubin inheriting a a hotel from his uncle, bringing his show business friends to help him run it, and trying to drum up business by claiming that there is a fortune buried some place -- with the expected results.

What is unexpected -- by me, anyway -- is that Ceder took advantage of his knowledge of his performers to showcase their abilities in unexpected way. As a result we have Bud Jamison singing and a goodly assortment of fine supporting comics, including Billy Franey as a miner trying for the treasure with dynamite. If you have a chance, take a look at it.


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