International House

The first time the general public got to actually see Stoopnagle and Budd was in this bizarre 1932 comedy, described more than once as a filmed vaudeville show. At just over an hour in length, it delivers more laughs than most films twice its length. Stoopnagle and Budd appeared as themselves in a scene being 'broadcast' on a crazy inventor's 'radioscope.' They demonstrated the directional alarm clock and the rotating goldfish bowl (designed for tired fish). Among the film's stars could be found folks as diverse as WC Fields, Bela Lugosi, Rose Marie (later known for her role on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'), and the incomparable Franklin Pangborn.



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