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Slapsie Maxie's (1939)

When a waiter accidentally KOs boxing champ Tiger Dorsey in Slapsie Maxie's nightclub, Rosenbloom arranges a boxing match between the reluctant waiter and the champ.

Director:

Noel M. Smith (as Noel Smith)

Writer:

Nat Hiken (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Slapsie Maxie
Johnnie Davis ... Johnny, the Waiter
Frank Faylen ... Tiger Dorsey, the Champ
Cully Richards Cully Richards ... Master of Ceremonies (as Culley Richards)
Tommy Reilly Tommy Reilly ... Pianist
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When a waiter accidentally KOs boxing champ Tiger Dorsey in Slapsie Maxie's nightclub, Rosenbloom arranges a boxing match between the reluctant waiter and the champ. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Short | Comedy | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1939 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone Production Reels #9384-9385. See more »

Soundtracks

Carolina in the Morning
(uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Maxie Rosenbloom as part of the "Entertaining Boys" routine
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Maxie the waiter
27 July 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Former boxing champ Slapsie Maxie (Maxie Rosenbloom) owns a nightclub. Present day champ Tiger Dorsey dominates his competition. Dorsey has come to the club with his entourage after his easy fight. Johnny, the Waiter, pesters him and accidentally knocks him out. The newspapers make a meal of the story and Johnny is set to fight the champ in the ring.

This is slapstick without the charisma. Maxie is a bit stiff. He's a former boxer and that's his acting style. He reminds me of Mike Tyson without the face tattoo. I can see the charm and I'm sure people liked him as much as people today like Mike. As for Johnny, he is a fine bumbling co-star but he is pushed to be the lead. He gets to do most of the slapstick with Dorsey, the champ. In many ways, this is Maxie's movie but he's not the one doing the heavy lifting. That division is the movie's weakness. If Maxie is the star, then he should play the waiter.


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