Series: All Stars w/The Boy Friends
Director: Arch Heath
Producer: Hal Roach
Dialogue: H.M. Walker
Photography: Len Powers
Editor: Richard C. Currier
Sound: Elmer Raguse
Stars: Mickey Daniels, Grady Sutton, Mary Kornman, David Sharpe, Gertrude Messinger, Dorothy Granger
Released: 13 September 1930
Length: 2 reels
Production No.: S-32
Filming dates: April 15 - May 2, 11, 12 and June 28, 1930
NOT ON DVD
It's Gerty's (Messenger) birthday and her uncle Ed (Kennedy) has brought her home a gift, though he pretends he has forgotten. During an affectionate exchange between them, Gerty manages to get the boxed gift from Ed and runs off with it. He gives chase and wrestles with her to get it back. To the casual observer, it looks like he is assaulting her and a passing laundry truck driver (Dave Sharpe) spots this and leaps out of his vehicle to run over and assist the young lady, tieing up the uncle with a hosepipe. When the girl reveals the man to be her uncle, the young man bolts, but not before he confesses his love for her. He meets up with Alabam (Grady Sutton), a young man about to take his own life because of his love for a woman. The two men form a plan to win over the affections of the girls they are in love with.
The next day, Mickey (Daniels) drives Alabam to the girl's house and parks his car up her garden tree, faking an accident. Dave plays the part of a passing doctor-in disguise and insists the 'injured man' be taken into the house. Not to be outdone, Mickey also wants in on the deal and stages his own accident, drawing attention of the ladies. The two apparently injured men are taken in by the young ladies and given beds. It soon becomes apparent that the whole thing is a set-up, when the women realise the boys have swapped beds and the 'doctor' loses his fake moustache and sideburns. Doctor Dave administers a drink of cleaning fluid to his patients and forces them to drink it in front of the girls.
• Copyrighted July 7, 1930.
• The first film in the series.
• Also made as Spanish version entitled Lo ordeno el doctor, which used the English original with full-frame cut-in titles, but wasn't accepted by MGM for release in this format.
• In the very first scene in the car, the boys sing Smile When The Raindrops Fall, a popular theme song from the Hal Roach films which was adopted by Charley Chase.
• During the opening talking credits, the Crane sister on the right is very fidgety.
What the experts say
• "XXX" ~ Lord Heath.
|Betty Mae Crane /
|SHOT ON THE LOT
The following scenes were filmed on the Hal Roach Back Lot and are included in the TOUR
|SHOT ON LOCATION
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