See America Thirst (1930)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Silent-screen comedian Harry Langdon was the darling of the critics in 1927, but his career quickly lost momentum, and by the time talkies came in, Langdon was considered a has-been, reduced to starring in 2-reelers for comedy producer Hal Roach. In 1930, he made a feature-film comeback bid in a brace of unsuccessful films, the first which was Universal's See America Thirst. Harry and Slim Summerville play Wally and Slim, a couple of dumb lummoxes who are mistaken for underworld hit men by prohibition gangster Spumoni (played by Capone look-alike Stanley Fields). Sent to wipe out a rival gang, our heroes end up dangling precariously from the mouth of a WWI cannon, perched atop a high-rise apartment.

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danger, gangster, gang-war, hitman, mistaken-identity, rival, vagabond