Barnum Was Right/Dames Ahoy [DVD]
- SKU: 19681378
- Release Date: 10/25/2011
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The overall comic tone of Dames Ahoy is implicit in its title. Chubby Otis Harlan is cast as veteran seaman Bill Jones, who while drunk is tricked into marriage by a blonde gold-digger. Waking up the next morning, all Bill can remember is that his elusive bride has a strawberry-shaped birthmark on her knee. His sailor buddies Jimmy Chase (Glenn Tryon) and MacDougal (Eddie Gribbon) then set about to find the missing blonde, hoping to pay her off and get her out of Bill's hair (what there is of it). The girl turns out to be brassy Gertrude Astor, whom MacDougal claims as his own -- while Jimmy, having mistakenly fingered Mabel McGuire (Helen Wright) as the strawberry girl, falls in love with Mabel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Barnum Was Right
Del Lord, director of many a Three Stooges farce in the 1930s and 1940s, told the actors when to move and when not to move in the silent Barnum Was Right. Glenn Tryon plays a young go-getter without a dime to his name. To prove himself worthy of his sweetheart Merna Kennedy, Tryon tries to rejuvenate a shabby resort hotel. He fills every room-and then some-by spreading the rumor that a fortune in gold is buried somewhere on the hotel grounds. Featured in the cast of Barnum Was Right is British comic actor Basil Radford, who later regaled us in such films as The Lady Vanishes (1938), Dead of Night (1945) and Whisky Galore. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Glenn Tryon - Jimmy Chase
- Otis Harlan - Bill Jones
- Gertrude Astor - The Blonde
- Eddie Gribbon - Mac Dougal
- Helen Wright - Mabel McGuire