Variety Time (1948)

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Director:

Hal Yates

Writers:

Leo Solomon (Jack Paar material), Hal Yates (Edgar Kennedy screenplay)

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24 October 2005 | marcslope
Cripes! No wonder RKO went under
Gruesome collection of RKO cast-offs, with a few variety acts bolstered, if that's the word, by large swatches of two shorts with Leon Errol and Edgar Kennedy. These last two play like prehistoric versions of UPN or WB sitcoms, all obvious slapstick and cross-eyed slow burns. Interspersed are some negligible specialty dancing, big bands, and silent shorts with "comic" sub-MST3K commentary. Jack Paar, in his screen debut, does maintain some Bob Hope aplomb, even though his jokes about Hollywood circa 1947 aren't funny. There are two lovely minutes of the great vaudevillian Pat Rooney clog-tapping to "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady," and a slapstick dancing threesome are noteworthy if only for their sheer bizarreness. The rest can be fast-forwarded through.

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Release Date:

21 August 1948

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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