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For the second week in a row, we say, "Good bye, Shemp." But this time it's for real. It's hard to believe that he really passed away 61 years ago.
This isn't that bad among the Shemp remakes. The opening scenes are quite good, including the infamous "'D' for 'dandruff'" line, which always gets a chuckle out of me and actually is in my lexicon of go-to jokes.
The rest of the new scenes are pretty good, and we're spared hearing Barbara Bartay's accent with a voice over... even Jules White and Felix Adler caught on to the fact she had no comedic talent. In fact, according to IMDB, this was her last acting role period. That slap in her face aside, one would think she would have been perfect as an actress in Cold War era films given that thick accent; given what we've heard of her, she'd make a great Commie-Czech spy sent to infiltrate the Eisenhower administration, no?
Fear not, folks, for we shall see the return of another thick-accented actress without talent in September...
Back to this, the other highlight of the new footage would have to be Emil Sitka's instructions on how to get to the house. I was surprised to see metaldams' rating, as I assumed this would be dogged as a remake, but as remakes go it's actually pretty. The only real blemish here is that it's a bit too
heavy on the stock footage. These things said...