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The Lady and the Lug (1941)

New York society matron Elsa Maxwell has been asked by her society friend, Mrs. Peyton, to be in charge of the entertainment for the upcoming Milk Fund bazaar, the idea being to have ... See full summary »


William C. McGann (as William McGann)


Charles R. Marion (screenplay) (as Charles Marion), Arthur V. Jones (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Elsa Maxwell ... Elsa Maxwell
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom
George Reeves ... Doug Abbott
Georgia Caine ... Mrs. Peyton


New York society matron Elsa Maxwell has been asked by her society friend, Mrs. Peyton, to be in charge of the entertainment for the upcoming Milk Fund bazaar, the idea being to have something original. Elsa's nephew, reporter Doug Abbott, has an idea for the entertainment: a boxing exhibition. He has just won the contract of boxer 'Slapsie' Maxie Rosenbloom, who could be one of the boxers. Upon meeting Slapsie, Elsa is able to convince him that she could train him for the bout despite his initial hesitation due to she being a "she". Elsa and Slapsie go through their ups and downs of training, his feelings about being associated with a group of society matrons in a Long Island bazaar, and his thoughts about his opponent, contender One Punch McGurk. Through it all, Elsa may have more at stake that her side wins than Slapsie. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Short







Release Date:

22 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Ribbon Comedies: The Lady and the Lug See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reels #9860-9861 See more »

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Good Slapstick Comedy
9 September 2010 | by lzf0See all my reviews

This is a rare screen appearance by party giver Elsa Maxwell. Here, she plays herself and is teamed with Slapsy Maxie Rosenbloom and George "Superman" Reeves. Warners comedy shorts were hit or miss, but this one is definitely a hit. Who would ever believe Maxwell as a slapstick comedienne? But she's really good here. Reeves plays it straight while Rosenbloom shows good comedy style. It is doubly funny that Maxwell is the butt of a number of the slapstick gags. She's a natural before the camera. If I had been unaware of her, I would have thought she was a vaudeville comedienne. Rosenbloom does his usual punch drunk routine and Reeves is as smooth as silk. The Romeo and Juliet parody in the middle of the film is hysterical. Even the comedy boxing scene, an idea which had been done to death, is fresh and funny. Add to this the always welcome, bass heavy Warners background music, and you have a winning, funny short.

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