Added by on 2014-10-06


Short / Comedy / Musical (1945) 20 minutes ~ Black & White


In this all-black short musical comedy, a woman has a husband so lazy she can stick a pin in him without him waking up… but announcing lunch gets him up pretty fast. She’s also saddled with a bevy of his lazy relatives. Four more come by and sing as a quartet. After the wife learns they had been traveling men, she advises them to keep traveling and kicks them out. The phony Swami who lives upstairs announces that a wealthy relative will come by to share his wealth; unfortunately the man has actually just been mistakenly released from a mental asylum.

Director: Leigh Jason

Writer: Burnet Hershey

Stars: Ethel Waters, Southernaires Quartet, Hamtree Harrington, Frank L. Wilson


Comedy, Musical, Short