These sexy, pre-code two-reel comedies showcasing Thelma Todd’s timeless beauty and impeccable comedic ability. that wowed audiences during the Depression, tickling their funny bones as well. This collection brings together all of the films from the first collaboration with Zasu Pitts.
The vivacious, talented, and lovely Thelma Todd was Hal Roach’s top female comedian, who in her short 29-year lifetime graced over 100 films, including two series at Roach pairing her with two distinctive and very different comediennes: Zasu Pitts and Patsy Kelly.
This collection brings together all of the films from the first collaboration with Zasu Pitts, a veteran character actress with wonderful comedy timing and delightful comedic gestures who proves a fine comic foil for the blonde beauty. These two-reel short comedies also feature the wonderful Hal Roach stock company of comedians: Billy Gilbert, James C. Morton, Charlie Hall, Anita Garvin, Bud Jamison, and others, as well as special collaborations with other top Hal Roach stars like Laurel and Hardy and Charley Chase.
1931: Let’s Do Things, Catch-As Catch-Can, The Pajama Party, War Mamas, On The Loose – 1932: Sealskins, Red Noses, Strictly Unreliable, The Old Bull, Show Business, Alum and Eve, The Soilers, Sneak Easily – 1933: Asleep In the Feet, Maids a La Mode, The Bargain of the Century, One Track Minds
Commentaries by Richard M. Roberts, Randy Skretvedt, Brent Walker and Robert Farr.
Poster and Stills Gallery
Produced by Richard M Roberts and Kit Parker
Approx. 340 minutes / B&W / 1.37:1