Humorist Robert Benchley discusses the issue of food and how different situations can affect one's ability to consume and digest food, using his stock everyman and slightly bumbling ... See full summary »
This Traveltalks entry looks at several landmarks and neighborhoods in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sights include the Cathedral of St. Louis, Pirate's Alley, the Old French Market, and ... See full summary »
Benchley, a newspaper columnist who writes on issues of etiquette, receives a telephone call from two men working deep in a manhole, they who are arguing about what to do if a woman fell ... See full summary »
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This Traveltalks visit to India starts in Baroda. We see how the maharajah of Baroda lives in his large castle. His opulent lifestyle includes many servants, as well as animals covered in ... See full summary »
John Jones' daughter is rehearsing the Gettysburg Address in preparation for a school elocution when he is called away by an air raid alarm. He sits alone in the evening and contemplates ... See full summary »
Research shows that it's never too early to build a child's character, and a father has a lot to do with it. So, we watch the father become a factor in the baby's character training: helping the baby's mood early in the morning, knowing how to lift a child out of the crib, giving a baby a bath, attending to the 6:00 AM feeding, playing with toys, getting the toddler to eat its food (particularly spinach) without losing all one's dignity, and then, once the child is older, to talk to the child daily about their day and their behavior. In this case, the lad wants dad to read him the funnies, while dad wants to talk about the boy's behavior. Who succeeds in his objective?Written by
Another MGM comedy short starring Robert Benchley. This time Benchley gives tips to new parents, particularly the fathers. Fun stuff but not my favorite "How To" short. The funniest part was Benchley talking to his bratty kid. All of the Benchley shorts are good but some work more to his strengths than this one does, in my opinion.
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