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False Impressions (1932)

Lloyd, Marjorie and Dorothy work in a department store, he in the toy section and the gals sell music sheets. He's got eyes for Marjorie, but she feels she can do better, and takes up an ... See full summary »


Leslie Pearce


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Credited cast:
Lloyd Hamilton ... Lloyd Maxwell
Marjorie Beebe ... Maizie
Edmund Burns ... Edward the Butler aka Windy Windermere
Dorothy Granger ... Gertie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herman Bing ... The Cook (replaced by Marvin Loback) (scenes deleted)
Vernon Dent ... The Cook (replaced by Marvin Loback) (scenes deleted)


Lloyd, Marjorie and Dorothy work in a department store, he in the toy section and the gals sell music sheets. He's got eyes for Marjorie, but she feels she can do better, and takes up an offer to go with a rich playboy to his estate for a weekend party. Suspicious Lloyd follows, disguised as a butler, wearing his old "Ham" mustache. Written by WesternOne

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Comedy | Short







Release Date:

4 November 1932 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Marjorie Beebe and Lloyd Hamilton team up again in hilarious comedy short
3 January 2005 | by django-1See all my reviews

After DOUBLING IN THE QUICKIES (see my review), the under-rated comedienne Marjorie Beebe teamed up once again with Lloyd Hamilton for this enjoyable comedy short. Hamilton and Beebe both work in a large department store--he in the toy department, she in the music department (which gives her a chance to sing a few sequences as she demonstrates songs for customers). One day while talking with a friend in the fur department and trying on an expensive fur, she sees a rich guy ("Windy Windemere, from Windemere Estate, Windemere, Long Island") looking at some merchandise and decides to pose as a rich customer to attract his attention. The next thing you know, she and her friend are invited to a party at his estate. Her friend Lloyd Hamilton comes along and impersonates a butler. Windy is more interested in the friend than in Marjorie, which sends her into a rage that generates many wild physical comedy sequences. There's a nice twist ending, and the whole short moves quickly and features lots of laughs. It's another opportunity to see the great Marjorie Beebe, and it's a nice showcase for her talents. Within a few years she was playing bit roles as older women in z-grade westerns, then she was gone from the screen, but Mack Sennett was an excellent judge of talent, and he spotlighted her in a number of vehicles in the early days of sound. Had Sennett not been in a serious business decline by 1932-33, perhaps he could have developed Marjorie Beebe as a major star in shorts and graduated her to features? Unfortunately, that didn't happen, but we can enjoy the fine shorts that she DID make, and FALSE IMPRESSIONS is a great example of her work. Running time is 20:00. I'm not that familiar with director Leslie Pearce, but he DID direct two classic shorts for Sennett: BILLBOARD GIRL with Bing Crosby, and THE DENTIST with W. C. Fields.

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