In this clip from the 1935 short film Hoi Polloi featuring the Three Stooges, Curly gets a spring attached to his backside while dancing and the fun ensues. Hoi Polloi is the tenth short film starring The Three Stooges. It tells the story of a professor who bets that he can turn the stooges into gentlemen. After many attempts to teach them etiquette, he brings them to a fancy society party. This short was released on August 29, 1935.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
"Thanks for the Memory" was a song introduced in the film The Big Broadcast of 1938 by Shep Fields and His Orchestra with vocals by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and became Bob Hope's signature tune which he used for the rest of his career.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Movie trailer for The Case of the Velvet Claws, a 1936 mystery based on the first Perry Mason novel by Erle Stanley Gardner. The film stars Warren William, Claire Dodd, and Wini Shaw. In the film, Mason marries his longtime secretary Della Street, but has to cut their honeymoon short in order to defend a woman accused of murder.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Movie trailer for the 1931 pre-Code classic Blond Crazy starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell Louis Calhern, Noel Francis and Ray Milland. It tells the story of Bert Harris (Cagney), a hotel bellhop who is also a cocky con-man. He uses his girlfriend Anne Roberts to help him con various older men out of their money but eventually their luck runs and Cagney loses their money. This film was released on December 3, 1931.