Watch the Birdie (1935)

  |  Comedy, Short


A practical joker takes a cruise with his fiancée and her family.


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20 June 2011 | MartinHafer
5
| The first third is quite good...then it starts to fizzle.
The first portion of the film is set aboard a cruise ship. Bob Hope has fallen in love with a young lady and they plan on asking her father if they can marry. But their time alone is interrupted again and again by her pesky little sister. At first you feel sorry for them, but Hope manages to annoy everyone on the ship except for his new fiancé. Will her father approve?! Will the audience care?! This is one of Hope's earlier films--a short for Vitaphone. I really liked it through the first third--it had plenty of jokes and I loved the smart-allecky little girl. But then, as the film progressed Hope's character became more and more annoying and unlikable. It was as if the sight gags were much more important than the plot--and he reminded me of the antics of Carrot Top--with all the stupid toys instead of laughs. It seems that Hope LOVES practical jokes--all very unfunny ones that literally hurt people. What's funny about this...and what woman would want to marry a jerk like this. Sadly, the film didn't end well, either--just more of the same.

Exceptionally uneven. The first portion earns an 8 and the last a 4--for an overall score of 5.

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Genres

Comedy | Short

Details

Release Date:

10 August 1935

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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