Well-dressed dummy Charlie McCarthy is discovered in a nightclub by ventriloquist guardian Edgar Bergen. Charlie thinks he's having a great time, but Edgar disagrees and invites Charlie to fly out to his Mexican ranch for some real fun. Charlie is distracted by a curvaceous woman in a low-cut evening gown and almost loses his bearings. Quickly, Edgar and Charlie are in Mexico. The meet an attractive senorita and Charlie falls hard. Her boyfriend gets jealous and plans "A Neckin' Party" for the horny puppet. Before the climax, Edgar finds dummy Elmer Mortimer Snerd in the woods...
Edgar Bergan won a special "Academy Award" for his 1937 work, with this short film possibly the most recent in the voting members' memory. It also inspired more "Tijuana Bibles" (illegal and raunchy comic books versions of popular entertainers), which often featured unseen parts of Charlie's anatomy, in full swing.
**** A Neckin' Party (9/4/37) Lloyd French ~ Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd
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