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3 things about Clyde Bruckman’s MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE

Man on the Flying Trapeze [1935] 1. Eating toast like it’s corn on the cob. 2. “It must be hard to lose a mother-in-law.” “Very hard, very hard. Almost impossible.” 3. Filing system. 3 other things.

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3 things about Edward Cline’s THE BANK DICK

The Bank Dick [1940] 1. Hearty handclasp. 2. “Is that gun loaded?” “No, but I think you are.” 3. He hands him the windshield.

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3 things about Norman McLeod’s IT’S A GIFT

It’s a Gift [1934] 1. “I want ten pounds of cumquats!” (Spelled c-u-m-q-u-a-t-s.) 2. Coconut Slinky. 3. He looks forlornly away as his family deserts him. Sits on the fender of the car, which disintegrates. Then on the steps of … Continue reading

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3 things about Edward Cline’s MILLION DOLLAR LEGS

Million Dollar Legs [1932] 1. In Klopstokia everyone is named either George or Angela. 2. Ben Turpin as coat-rack. 3. A lever marked “Ham on Rye.” Another marked “With Mustard.”

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3 things about Edward Cline’s NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break [1941] 1. Chopstick-fashion, he uses two straws to retrieve the cherry from his sundae. 2. Waitress, in monotone: “You’re as funny as a cry for help.” 3. Squiggilum.

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3 things about A. Edward Sutherland’s POPPY

Poppy [1936] 1. “Run to the nearest golf course and find me a doctor!” 2. The hat rolls around and around and around. 3. He picks up the Mayor’s hat and cane and slowly strolls out the door. Always a … Continue reading

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3 things about William Beaudine’s THE OLD FASHIONED WAY

The Old Fashioned Way [1934] 1. “Every cloud has a silver lining, and every plate of vegetable soup has vegetables.” 2. When he hugs his daughter goodbye, he holds the embrace for a moment longer than necessary. A flicker of … Continue reading

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