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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2017, 05:15:12 AM »
     The Disorderly Orderly (1964/United States)
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Paramount Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Frank Tashlin
Writing:Frank Tashlin (Screenwriter), Norm Liebmann (Story By), Ed Haas (Story By)
Length:89 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Jerry Lewis as Jerome Littlefield
Glenda Farrell as Dr. Jean Howard
Everett Sloane as Mr. Tuffington
Karen Sharpe as Julie Blair
Kathleen Freeman as Nurse Higgins

Plot:
Poor Jerome Littlefield (Jerry Lewis). He wants to be a doctor – but that's not exactly the perfect career choice when you're hopelessly squeamish. So he settles for the job of orderly at the Whitestone Sanitarium, a career move that's guaranteed to keep the patients – and viewers – in stitches! The fun begins with Sammy Davis, Jr.'s rendition of the film's title song and continues as the bumbling Jerome, a one-man disaster area, triggers chaos every time he tries to lend a helping hand. From causing the patients more trauma to a high-speed ambulance chase, Lewis and his healthy dose of comic mishaps are the perfect prescription for all that ails you.

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My Thoughts:

I used to like Jerry Lewis a lot when I was younger. While I still found this to be an enjoyable movie... I think my tastes has matured some. But going by this film at least, while I can still enjoy his films, they don't seem to hold up to my childhood memories.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2017, 01:46:28 PM »


The Three Stooges: Uncivil Warriors
Set in the civil war, the stooges are spies for the north. They impersonate southern officers and infiltrate the enemy ranks to get valuable information.

My Thoughts:
A fun short. I especially liked the scene about with the cake. I also liked the civil war setting for this one.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2017, 02:16:54 PM »


The Three Stooges: Pardon My Scotch
The stooges are running the local drugstore and mix up a potion that a desperate businessman decides to sell as scotch.

My Thoughts:
Not bad... but nothing really special on this one. They have definitely done better shorts.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2017, 02:49:47 PM »


The Three Stooges: Hoi Polloi
A professor plays Pygmalion to three bumbling garbagemen and tries to turn them into gentlemen.

My Thoughts:
This one started out kinda average. But it has a strong finish. If you stick with it, it is a fun short.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2017, 03:14:08 PM »


The Three Stooges: Three Little Beers
The stooges are inept deliverymen at a brewery. When they learn about a company golf tournament, they sneak onto a golf course to get some practice.

My Thoughts:
The three stooges playing golf? I got a few good laughs out of this one.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2017, 03:33:36 PM »


All Aboard
A father spirits his daughter away from suitors until one stows away on their boat.

My Thoughts:
This is the first thing I ever seen with Harold Lloyd. Not bad. I wish they could have cleaned it up some more. But to be fair the film is 100 years old. I like how on these silent era shorts a lot can be understood with little use of words.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2017, 07:04:52 PM »
     Hold That Ghost (1941/United States)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Arthur Lubin
Writing:Robert Lees (Screenwriter), Fred Rinaldo (Screenwriter), John Grant (Screenwriter), Robert Lees (Story By), Fred Rinaldo (Story By)
Length:86 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: Mono, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Bud Abbott as Chuck Murray
Lou Costello as Ferdinand Jones
Richard Carlson as Doctor Jackson
Joan Davis as Camille Brewster
Mischa Auer as Gregory

Plot:
The boys accidentally inherit a "haunted" house where a gangster stashed his loot.

Extras:
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My Thoughts:

I have been a fan of Abbott and Costello for years, but there is many of there films I never seen before. This is one of them. One thing I have to say is no one does scared like Lou Costello. This one is a lot of fun with many laugh out loud moments. I would say a definite must see for any Abbott and Costello fan.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2017, 08:57:10 PM »
     Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953/United States)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Charles Lamont
Writing:D. D. Beauchamp (Screenwriter), John Grant (Screenwriter), Howard Christie (Story By), D. D. Beauchamp (Story By)
Length:77 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Bud Abbott as Lester
Lou Costello as Orville
Mari Blanchard as Allura
Robert Paige as Dr. Wilson
Horace McMahon as Mugsy

Plot:
The boys accidentally take off for Mars and end up in New Orleans during Mardi Gras!

Extras:
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My Thoughts:

First time seeing this one. While it was enjoyable, it is far from their best work. It was funny to see some of the thoughts they had about space travel back in the day. Worth the time put in to watch it... but don't expect too much.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2017, 01:14:29 AM »
     Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955/United States)
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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Charles Lamont
Writing:John Grant (Screenwriter), Lee Loeb (Story By)
Length:79 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: Mono
Subtitles:Danish, English, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Bud Abbott as Pete Patterson
Lou Costello as Freddie Franklin
Marie Windsor as Madame Rontru
Michael Ansara as Charlie
Dan Seymour as Josef

Plot:
Stranded in Egypt, Bud and Lou get mixed up with crooks and find themselves in the buried tomb of the living mummy, Klaris.

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My Thoughts:

Another very good film. It is hard to go wrong with Abbott and Costello. And I definitely like when they have to deal with the classic Universal monsters. It makes for fun films, at least going by the couple I seen so far.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2017, 01:49:21 AM »


The Three Stooges: Ants in the Pantry
You can't run an exterminator business if there are no pests, but Larry, Moe and Curly can fix that. They infest a nearby mansion and turn up just in time to take care of business, using whatever means necessary to rid the home of its unwanted guests.

My Thoughts:
This is another short that is just average through most of it and then ends with a good laugh. I liked the plot idea. I am really getting a kick out of watching these DVDs as I am seeing many I don't remember ever seeing before.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2017, 02:26:48 AM »


The Three Stooges: Movie Maniacs
Actors Moe, Larry and Curly are given the roles of a lifetime when they are mistaken for studio execs on a Hollywood lot.

My Thoughts:
This one is no more then an average short. I had my hopes up for a it a little bit since the plot was about making movies. But unfortunately it didn't impress me too much.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2017, 04:54:48 AM »
     Pardon My Sarong (1942/United States)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Erle C. Kenton
Writing:True Boardman (Screenwriter), Nat Perrin (Screenwriter), John Grant (Screenwriter)
Length:84 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Bud Abbott as Algy Shaw
Lou Costello as Wellington Phlug
Virginia Bruce as Joan Marshall
Robert Paige as Tommy Layton
Lionel Atwill as Varnoff

Plot:
Bud and Lou travel to an uncharted tropical island where Lou is mistaken for a legendary god!

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My Thoughts:

This, while it is a fun film, is far from their best work. The plot is good even if it is a little on the hectic side. And some of the skits seen in this one I have seen in other movies of theirs. And hey we have some nice looking "native" dancing girls! So over all I would say it is still worth the time put in to watch it. Just don't go in expecting too much.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2017, 04:26:35 AM »
Woohoo... I got a new set I can watch for this marathon!...


Bob Hope Classic Comedy Collection

Includes:
- The Cat and the Canary
- Caught in the Draft
- The Ghost Breakers
- Give Me a Sailor
- My Favorite Blonde
- Never Say Die
- Nothing But the Truth
- The Paleface
- Sorrowful Jones
- Thanks for the Memories
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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2017, 06:24:22 PM »


The Three Stooges: Half Shot Shooters
The stooges are discharged from the army after WW I, and promptly administer some revenge to their mean sergeant. Years later they wind up in the army again, and of course the same sergeant is their superior.

My Thoughts:
This one I enjoyed quite a bit. The story, while predictable was fun.  I seen some of the gimmicks here in earlier shorts but still enjoyed them.

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Re: November Movie Marathon: Classic Comedy Greats
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2017, 06:30:41 PM »


The Three Stooges: Disorder in the Court
The Stooges are key witnesses at a murder trial. Their friend, Gail Tempest, who dances at the Black Bottom cafe where the Stooges are musicians, is accused of killing Kirk Robin.

My Thoughts:
A true classic Three Stooges short. I found it to be one of their better shorts that I have seen so far.

My Rating:
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