Success (1931)

  |  Short, Comedy


Elmer proposes to Molly, but she says he needs her fathers permission. He wants Elmer to become a ballplayer, but his eyesight keeps getting him into trouble. Elmer also needs a new pair of glasses.


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8 December 2016 | MartinHafer
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| While the gimmick is a bit overplayed, it is still a pleasant comedy.
Elmer (Jack Haley) is in love with Molly and wants to marry her. So, he wants to impress her father--a man obsessed with baseball. But he agrees to play in a ballgame when he really shouldn't. His eyes are bad and he really, really needs new glasses and ends up playing the game like a blind man.

While the not being able to see gimmick is a bit overdone (and hard to believe), the film does work because the writing (aside from that plot device) is good and the characters likable. And, if you do watch, look for Phil Silvers in an early role...one where he STILL has a full head of hair. And, the familiar character actor John Hamilton (Perry White from "The Adventures of Superman") looks unusual with dark hair and not his usual silver hair. Finally, I was surprised that radio (and occasional movie) comedian Fred Allen actually wrote this script!

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Vitaphone production reels #1257-1258.


Soundtracks

Just a Gigolo
(uncredited)
Music by
Leonello Casucci
Original lyrics by Julius Brammer (song "Schöner Gigolo")
English lyrics by Irving Caesar
Sung briefly by Jack Haley at the music store and in the apartment

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Genres

Short | Comedy

Details

Release Date:

July 1931

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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