2 April 2009 | boblipton
It's A Bear
Back in the day, Hollywood turned out short subjects of a myriad stripes in order to fill out a film program. There were comedies and westerns and mysteries and newsreels and cartoons and educational shorts. This is one of a series of slapstick westerns turned out by Universal Pictures -- they took pride in being able to supply a complete show to the local exchanges, who could get them to movie theaters in short order -- and a goodly number of them changed their programs once a day.
This one is about two buckaroos who dump flour on each other and roll each other around in barrels, their girlfriends -- one pretty, the other fat -- and the pretty one's bear, Danger -- when you're good looking, people put up with an awful lot. It's fast, it's silly, it's uncomplicated. Good enough.