6 June 2018 | arfdawg-1
A Different Era
This movie has the thinnest plot you can imagine. I won't repeat it because the listing has a synopsis.
A good chunk of Clark and McCullough films are lost. These are teh early ones made for Fox. They were on nitrate stock and self-ignited at some point in the past. The only films we can view now are the shorts the team made for RKO after their Fox run in the late 20's.
Are any of them good? Well some are better than others and this one is on the bad side of OK. This comedy team comes from a completely different era when vaudeville was King They rely on rapid fire dialog and a stooge who really has no role other than to make one or two word comments now and then.
The secret to appreciating Clark and McCullough is being into a very surreal world where nothing really makes much sense. Clark has painted on eye glasses teh way Groucho had a painted on mustache.
McCullough killed himself during a hiatus. He was in a barbershop getting a shave and grabbed the razor, slitting his own throat. Clark went on to a successful solo career (despite what anothe reviewer here says).
I've always likes Clark and McCullough because they are so weird, but this title is not one of the better offerings.