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Old 9th November 2020, 08:51 PM
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Default The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
In Horrible Bosses, when questioned about his name Dean 'MF' Jones responds by saying "I can't walk around this f**kin neighborhood with that Disney-ass name."...What Jamie Foxx means in his own elequant way is that Dean Jones is the epitome of the family Disney movie,from cats, ducks, shaggy dogs and mental Volkswagen cars,Dean Jones has acted with them all...And obviously you do not need to be a genius to figure out who he appears with in The Ugly Dachshund,but as always there is a Disney twist,and the twist is that Dean Jones manages to sneak a great dane puppy , going by the name of Brutus,into the litter of his wife's dachshund puppies Let's be honest you are not going to find any deep and meaningful insight into man's human nature,from a Disney film starring four dachshund dogs and a great dane called Brutus... But if you are looking for an alternative to last October's month of blood and guts, then you could do a lot worse than this...At the end of the day it's 90 odd mins of Mr Jones falling into fishponds, arguing with the police and chasing the dogs around the house while they destroy everything in sight... It's s cliche I know,but really would have to have a heart of stone not to smile at a great dane after he has trashed a house...
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Old 24th December 2020, 10:37 AM
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Laughing Gravy...
Stan and Ollie and of course there little dog laughing gravy.are all tucked up in bed, while outside it's snowing heavily... Unfortunately for them, there landlord,played by moustache Charlie Hall,( it seems that most villains seem to have moustache to twirl,Dick Dasterdly,Terry Thomas and of course Stan and Ollie main nemesis James Finlayson),is not a big fan of cute little dogs,and tells the duo that them and their dog will have to leave in the morning...This has to be one of my all time favourite of the 3 reel shorts they made,The chimp being the other one,and that's just basically a remake of Laughing Gravy but with a dancing cross dressing chimp instead of a dog....It has plenty of scenes of Oliver Hardy being very indignant, especially when he finds out Stan has come into an inheritance,and then gives it all away just so he can keep Laughing Gravy....It always amazes me how much storyline you can get into a 30 to 20 minutes features, you feel like you have watched something more like Lord of the Rings running time, but less rubbish and certainly not as boring... Why do modern film makers feel the need to waste hours of our time watching there pretentious drivel,yes Christopher Nolan I mean you...
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Old 24th December 2020, 01:48 PM
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I watched Laughing Gravy the other week, I have a feeling I watched the 2 reel version. I laughed a lot! Especially the bath scene lol.
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I watched Laughing Gravy the other week, I have a feeling I watched the 2 reel version. I laughed a lot! Especially the bath scene lol.
Yeah both versions are good,but reel two implies that at the end Charlie Hall blows his brains out, rather than being quarantined with L&H ..
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Yeah both versions are good,but reel two implies that at the end Charlie Hall blows his brains out, rather than being quarantined with L&H ..
Yeah that is definitely the version I watched, I remember being a little shocked by how dark it ended.
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High Anxiety (1977, Mel Brooks)

His love letter to Hitch. Whilst some of the gags are beginning to fray at the edges slightly, this is still on the whole a funny film.
When a eminent shrink takes charge of a new facility, is everything in the garden rosy? The usual suspects take up the slack. Kahn still smoulders as always.
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