Free and Easy (1931)

  |  Comedy, Short

A hobo named the Professor and his son, Charlie McCarthy, believe there's money buried in an abandoned house which was previously owned by a fellow named Herbie Larkin. Pretending to be ... See full summary »


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15 December 2006 | Eventuallyequalsalways
| Edger Bergen was a great voice man
Edger Bergen was a great voice man. His voice characterization of Charlie McCarthy was superb. He was most effective in radio. In this short piece, when he was a younger man, his ventriloquism skill is more evident than later on, but if you watch closely, you still see his lips move a lot. He handles Charlie McCarthy with great skill and all of his efforts seem to be dedicated to making the dummy real in our eyes. He succeeds admirably. The problem with this little short is that it is remarkably weak as far as the storyline is concerned. There is very little material to work with, but Bergen does the best that he can. The young lady who plays the part of the fortuneteller is very easy to watch and adds the only other element besides Bergen and McCarthy that makes this an entertaining piece. I would have voted higher except for the plot.

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October 1931



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