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Double Trouble (1941)

Passed | | Comedy | 21 November 1941 (USA)
The owner of an American bean cannery and his wife are expecting the arrival of two orphans from war-torn England, but the "youngsters" arrive and are two addled-brain adults, Albert (Harry... See full summary »

Director:

William West

Writer:

Jack Natteford (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Langdon ... Albert 'Bert' Prattle
Charley Rogers Charley Rogers ... Alfred 'Alf' Prattle
Cathy Lewis ... Peggy Whitmore (as Catherine Lewis)
Dave O'Brien ... Sparky Barton (as David O'Brien)
Mira McKinney ... Mrs. Whitmore
Frank Jaquet ... John W. Whitmore
Benny Rubin ... Pete the Chef
Wheeler Oakman ... Kimble
Louise Currie ... Miss Mink (as Louise Curry)
Richard Alexander ... Seaman (as Dick Alexander)
Ruth Hiatt ... Blonde Assembly Line Worker
Eddie Kane Eddie Kane ... Carney
Guy Kingsford Guy Kingsford ... Second Business Partner
Fred Santley Fred Santley ... Art Director
Richard Cramer ... Detective Hogan (as Dick Cramer)
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The owner of an American bean cannery and his wife are expecting the arrival of two orphans from war-torn England, but the "youngsters" arrive and are two addled-brain adults, Albert (Harry Langdon) and Alfred Prattle (Charles Rogers). Making a worse deal out of a bad one, the owner puts them to work in his cannery where, among other mishaps, they manage to place a $100,000 gem in a can of beans. The word gets out and customers, hoping to buy the can with the gem, clear the market place of the company's beans. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Double-play On The Nation's Funny-bone! See more »

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Comedy

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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Los Angeles Saturday 28 May 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Cincinnati Monday 5 December 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11), and in New York City Sunday 21 May 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Fast Burlesque Humor
12 October 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This is a surprisingly funny programmer from Monogram.

Somehow, a bean manufacturer under pressure (ahem!) from the Beans Syndicate to gouge the US Government in war contracts accepts a bundle from Britain of two little girls, who turn out to be Harry Langdon and Charley Rogers. Of course, it could happen to anyone. Somehow, also, a priceless diamond gets put into a can of beans, and the fellows must get them back, by disguising themselves as women.

The two comics play off each other beautifully, Rogers, in a rare lead, talking a mile a minute and Langdon his usual bemused self. Despite their differing comedic styles -- sort of like the pairing of Durante and Keaton in their comedies of the early 1930s -- the two of them manage to produce an air of camaraderie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duplo Sarilho See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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