Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Oh, Lackaday and Misery Me!"

Isn't the internet wonderful? Here, in its entirety, is His Royal Highness (1932) starring George Wallace, Australia's most popular comedian of the late 20s and early 30s. The film fits neatly in among such better known depression-era "crazy kingdom" comedies as Duck Soup, Million Dollar Legs and Cracked Nuts (did I say better known?). Wallace himself is an engaging and often endearing comic who shares much in common, both in looks and style, with Hugh Herbert. And yet he dances like Bert Wheeler. Amazing.

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