Series: All Stars w/The Boy Friends

Director: James W. Horne
Producer: Hal Roach
Dialogue: H.M. Walker
Photography: Jack Stevens
Editor: Richard C. Currier
Sound: Elmer Raguse

Stars: Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Dorothy Ward, Grady Sutton, David Rollins
Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Released: 13 February 1932
Length: 2 reels
Production No.: S-4
Filming dates: September 23 - October 1, 1932
Rating: -/10

Love Pains

The proprietor of an ice cream parlour is fed up with his two clerks (GRADY SUTTON and MICKEY DANIELS) keep offering free drinks to their girlfriends, so he places an advert in his window for new staff. A young man (DAVID ROLLINS) takes up the opportunity to put the two guys to shame by not only doing their job better, but also serenading the guests as they drink. Very soon, the parlour is filled to capacity with customers, all demanding the services of the new, young man.
Later, David is centre of attraction at Mary's birthday party, playing the piano and singing to the girls - much to the delight of the other guests (mostly female), and much to the disgust of Mickey and Alabam. The two jilted men formulate a plan to disguise themselves in order to gatecrash the party and expose David as the father of an abandoned child. Unfortunately for them, their dastardly plan is overheard by Betty, a female evesdropper and the guests are put on alert.
David plays along with the attempted scam and embarrasses the two men in front of the party guests. But their blushes are finally spared when Betty releases some mice across the floor, sending everybody scattering!

Copyrighted March 1, 1932.
The 11th film in The Boy Friends series.
The working title was "Fresh Freshman".
At the beginning of the film, Alabam is reading a book called "How Clark Gable Makes Love" (20th edition).
Charlie Hall is one of the unimpressed party guests, seen with his hands on his hips during the piano serenade.
The Kornman family live at 1127 Cedar Avenue. The number 1127 was also used in Laurel & Hardy's "The Music Box", when the Boys had to deliver a piano to 1127 Walnut Avenue.
My opinion
The first part of the film is a series of reaction shots on Mickey and Alabam as they watch David perform his tricks behind the counter, whilst the second half of the film is basically the party. Some good moments, but ultimately nothing special.

Mickey Daniels
Mickey/Mariah Specklepepper
Mary Kornman
Dorothy Ward
Grady Sutton
Alabam/Colonel Specklepepper
David Rollins
Edward Dillion
Mr. Dillon
Blanche Payson
Mickey/Mrs. Kornman
Harry Bernard
Betty Bolen
Gordon Douglas
Rowdy singer
Marvin Hatley
Shirley Jean Rickert
Girl at ice cream counter
Charlie Hall
Unimpressed guest at party
Ruth Hiatt
Shirley Jean's mom
Party guest #1
Party guest #2
Party guest #3
Party guest #4
Party guest #5
Party guest #6
Party guest #7

CREDITS (click image to enlarge)

Richard Finegam, Jim Dallape, Gene Sorkin (information)

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