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Director  Sam White
Cinematography  Charles Schoenbaum
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Producer  Lou Brock
Genre  Short Film
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Country  United States
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Cast  Bobby Clark (Blackstone - The 'Diplomat'), Paul McCullough (Blodgett), Ferdinand Munier (King Phooey)
Writer  Blake Burns Kaye, Ben Holmes
Release date  1933
Similar movies  The Golf Specialist (1930), Down to Their Last Yacht (1934), Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Kickin' the Crown Around is a 1933 American Pre-Code film featuring the comedy team Clark and McCullough and directed by Sam White.

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Plot summary

The two reeler short comedy is set in the mythical country of Jugo-Jaggon, where the manufacture, sale, or possession of salami is prohibited by law. Despite this, the country is in the grip of a salami addiction crisis. International Agents Blackstone and Blodgett (Clark and McCullough) are hired by Nikki (Charles Irwin), the Prime Minister, to find out who is smuggling 4% garlic salami into the kingdom.

Blackstone and Blodgett accidentally intercept a secret message that reveals that the illegal salami is being delivered to the Wiggle Inn. Posing as waiters, they capture the smuggler Disputin (Francis McDonald) at the inn and attempt to interrogate him, but he refuses to talk even after being squirted with seltzer water. Leaving Disputin tied to a chair, Blackstone and Blodgett report their progress to King Pfui (Ferdinand Munier), who is impressed but suggests that a fire hose might be more effective.

Little do any of them suspect that Queen Olga (Leni Stengel), with her Ladies in Waiting, is the mastermind behind the smuggling ring. When nobody is watching, she unties Disputin and takes his place in the chair.

When King Pfui is led to the captive, he is outraged to find the queen tied up, and threatens to have Blackstone's and Blodgett's heads—but it turns out to be a bunch of baloney.

Cast

  • Bobby Clark as Blackstone - The "Diplomat"
  • Paul McCullough as Blodgett
  • Ferdinand Munier as King Pfui
  • Leni Stengel as The Queen
  • Francis McDonald as Disputin
  • Eddie Baker as Manager - Wiggle Inn
  • Neal Burns as Messenger
  • Charles Irwin as Nikki, the Prime Minister
  • References

    Kickin' the Crown Around Wikipedia
    Kickin the Crown Around IMDb Kickin the Crown Around themoviedb.org


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