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Faint Heart (1929)

Felix Rudolff is a dressmaker tailor and later dresses like a policeman after seeing a parade He becomes a rookie policeman who handcuffs Dynamite Dan. He doesn't stay captured. Felix ... See full summary »

Director:

Murray Roth

Writers:

Edmund Joseph (story), Fred Allen (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bert Lahr ... Rudolf
Bobbe Arnst Bobbe Arnst ... The Girl
Harry Shannon ... Dynamite Dan
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Felix Rudolff is a dressmaker tailor and later dresses like a policeman after seeing a parade He becomes a rookie policeman who handcuffs Dynamite Dan. He doesn't stay captured. Felix Rudolff has to deal with a live and kicking Dynamite Dan. Rufolff ends up with the collar and the girl. Written by Michael of lillym_325@yahoo.com

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bert Lahr in Faint Heart See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reels #904-905 See more »

Soundtracks

The Prisoner's Song
(uncredited)
Written by Guy Massey
Sung briefly by Bert Lahr
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A Talent Too Big for the Movies
19 February 2009 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Bert Lahr, alas, never made the transition from the stage to the screen. Oh, he's wonderful in a couple of movies; as the cowardly lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ he's great, and as the burlesque comic, in THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S he was amazing. But, alas, his performances were too broad and mannered for any sort of regular employment in the movies, so back he went to the stage, where his mugging fit the proscenium arch.

Nonetheless, it is good to see his Cop Act: written by Fred Allen -- yes, THAT Fred Allen -- and adapted for the screen, we can see Bert Lahr, with his huge grimace and big movements and that fey, cowardly personality, too big for reality, just the right size for a live audience and for the fantasy of THE WIZARD OF OZ. I enjoyed it, even though it doesn't work as film.... but I'll take Bert Lahr on any terms I can get.


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