Double Up (1943)

Approved   |    |  Comedy, Short


Leon hires a lookalike to take his place at home every night while he goes out partying.


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10 September 2019 | boblipton
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| Leon Double-Crosses Himself
Leon Errol can't go out for a night of poker with the boys. His living-room chair is co-opted by his mother-in-law's dog; and she's thrown away his pipe tobacco to use the humidor to hold her knitting wool. Finally, wide Dorothy Christy lets Leon go to the corner store to get a six-cent cigar. On the way, he encounters his own double, whom he hires to play him while he enjoys a night out with the boys.

They don't even bother to do split-screen effects in this short; they simply shoot Leon acting in one register, then cut away to Leon acting in another. It's fairly effective, and a good reminder that comic acting is acting.

Look at the old comedy pros in the poker game with Leon. We shall not look on their like again.

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Comedy | Short

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Release Date:

29 January 1943

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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