2 August 2018 | MartinHafer
A cute short....with one glaring problem.
Ford Sterling (an old veteran of the Keystone Studio) made some comedy shorts for RKO in the early 1930s. "Come to Papa!" is one of them and is worth seeing...though it has one glaring mistake.
When the story begins, creditors are threatening to take everything from a fashion designer (Sterling). But he assures them everything will be fine, as he's created an undergarment for women that will make him a fortune. His competitors apparently agree, as they soon steal the lingerie...and the man spends the rest of the movie trying to get it back.
When he realizes where the garment is, people think he's some sort of pervert. After all, he keeps trying to sneak into the women's dressing room and insists on taking a piece of lingerie. Not one did he EVER stop to explain to the policeman or anyone else that the lingerie had been stolen....and doing so would have cleared everything up quickly...so quickly that the film would have been short and unnecessary. But this is a plot problem when a serious problem can EASILY be worked out but isn't. Despite this huge problem, the film is cute and worth seeing.
By the way, the guy who stole the lingerie was played by Snub Pollard, a veteran of Hal Roach comedies.