Show Business  
 
20 August 1932
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
sound short
2-reels

 

Director: Jules White  Producer: Hal Roach  Dialogue: H.M. Walker
Cinematography: George Meehan  Editor: Richard C. Currier  Sound recording: James Greene

The girls are in their apartment when the landlady calls up to tell them they are wanted on the telephone.  Zasu takes the call (whilst eating an apple) and accepts a job offer for her, Thelma and their monkey to appear in the biggest show of the year whilst fumbling around with the receiver and her apple then rushes back upstairs to tell Thelma.
The girls get themselves ready (with the obligatory state-of-undressing shot from Thelma) and make their way to the train depot.  At the train depot, the star of the show, Anita Garvin is shown a newspaper advert for her show (see image left) and complains that her name is printed so small that she can hardly read it (!)  Soon after, she is attacked by the monkey belonging to Zasu and Thelma.
Matters worsen when Miss Garvin spots Miss Todd wearing 'her' coat and forcibly tries to remove it from Thelma.  A wide-eyed Anita calls for a policeman, who attempts to establish the ownership of the coat.

  Favourite bit
Undecided.

Facts
•This was the tenth film in the Pitts/Todd series.
•Production A-9 - ZaSu Pitts & Thelma Todd series.
•Filmed May 11-17, 1932.
•Copyrighted August 24, 1932.
Did you notice?
•When the guy at the train depot approaches Anita Garvin and shows her the newspaper advert, it almost sounds like he says to her "Just look at that beautiful ASS"!

Zasu Pitts
Zasu
Thelma Todd
Thelma
Anita Garvin
Herself
Monte Collins
Collins
Bobby Burns
Train passenger in lower berth
Otto Fries
Policeman
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Paulette Goddard
Blonde train passenger
  Charlie Hall
Train passenger
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Lois January
Showgirl on train
Dorothy Vernon
Landlady
Matthew 'Tijuana' Jones
Train porter
   


Acknowledgements:
Richard Finegan (identifyuing Lois January)
Jack Tillmany (identification of Dorothy Vernon)
Jim Clewer (identification of Matthew 'Tijuana' Jones)

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