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Art Trouble (1934)

Two brothers are ordered by their parents to go to Paris to study art. Having other interests, they pay two house painters to go in their place. When the impostors win an art contest, they are exposed by an unexpected visitor.

Director:

Ralph Staub

Writers:

Jack Henley (story), Dolph Singer (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harry Gribbon ... Tall Painter
Shemp Howard ... Short Painter
Beatrice Blinn ... Woman in White Hat
Leni Stengel ... Woman in Black Beret
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Storyline

Two brothers are ordered by their parents to go to Paris to study in an art studio. They pay two painters (the type who use gallon cans) to impersonate them and go in their place. When the impostors win an art contest, they are exposed by an unexpected visitor. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nude Deal See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Stewart's film debut. See more »

Goofs

During the couples' dance scene in the nightclub, the piano player's hands are out of synch with the music he is "playing". See more »

Quotes

Joe Burton: I don't want to go to Paris!
Jack Burton: Neither do I.
Joe Burton: Sit around all day painting a lot of nude women!
Jack Burton: Yeah and drinking a lot of champagne all night long at some notorious cafe.
Joe Burton: Yes and I've had my heart set on taking a post-graduate course in trigonometry!
Jack Burton: Me too.
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Soundtracks

French Song
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Hess
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Art Trouble not only stars Harry Gribbon and Shemp Howard, it also marks the debut of one James Stewart
1 July 2019 | by tavmSee all my reviews

All you need to know about this short is that Shemp Howard and Harry Gribbon are brothers who usually paint on boats but after a couple of rich siblings (one of whom is Jimmy Stewart in his film debut) offer them to take their place in a Paris artists gallery where they can paint nude women, they take it! (Stewart and his brother are more interested in trigonometry!) This was hilarious from beginning to end so on that note, I highly recommend Art Trouble.


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