Series: ZaSu Pitts & Thelma Todd

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

Stars: ZaSu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Anita Garvin, Monte Collins
Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Released: 20 August 1932
Length: 2 reels
Production No.: A-9
Filming dates: May 11-17, 1932
Rating: -/10

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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.


Copyrighted August 24, 1932.
The 10th film in the series.
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
Thelma Todd
Anita Garvin
Monte Collins
Lyle Tayo
Woman on stairs
Bobby Burns
Train passenger in lower berth
Otto Fries
Paulette Goddard
Blonde train passenger
Charlie Hall
Train passenger
Lois January
Showgirl on train
Dorothy Vernon
Hayes Robertson
Train porter

CREDITS (click image to enlarge)

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Richard Finegan (identification of Lois January)
Jack Tillmany (identification of Dorothy Vernon)

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