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Tricky Chicks (1957) Online

Tricky Chicks (1957) Online
Original Title :
Tricky Chicks
Genre :
Movie / Short / Comedy
Year :
1957
Directror :
Jules White
Cast :
Muriel Landers,Benny Rubin,Dick Wessel
Writer :
Warren Wilson
Type :
Movie
Time :
16min
Rating :
4.3/10

Government agents get a tip that subversives may be operating out of a night club where Muriel Landers is appearing. She and her friend become romantically interested in two of the ... See full summary

Tricky Chicks (1957) Online

Government agents get a tip that subversives may be operating out of a night club where Muriel Landers is appearing. She and her friend become romantically interested in two of the investigating agents and fake some evidence in order to keep them around. Benny Rubin makes an appearance at the finale as the chief of the agents. {locallinks-homepage}
Cast overview:
Muriel Landers Muriel Landers - Muriel
Benny Rubin Benny Rubin - FBI chief
Dick Wessel Dick Wessel - Bobo (as Richard Wessel)
Chris Fortune Chris Fortune
William Leslie William Leslie
Bek Nelson Bek Nelson

Originally intended to be a new series of comedy two-reelers at Columbia, but due to lukewarm response for the first entry, the idea was scrapped. Jules White did have her co-star with The Three Stooges in Sweet and Hot (1958).


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Tori Texer

Tori Texer

By 1957, Columbia's short-subject department was dwindling down fast. Because the Stooges were fired from the studio around this time, Jules White was desperate to create a new series of two-reel comedies called The Girlie Whirls featuring the duo of Muriel Landers and Bek Nelson. The debut entry for this series was so badly panned that Columbia nixed the project.

Muriel and Bek are nightclub performers who are mistaken as enemy agents by a pair of FBI men. Because the two women are smitten with them, they keep stirring up trouble to keep them around. Even Columbia supporting players Dick Wessel and Benny Rubin can't even save this mess.
Xirmiu

Xirmiu

The GIRLIE WHIRLS was Columbia's final attempt to create a new series of two-reelers after the Stooges left the shorts department in 1957, when they completed their final filmed short, FLYING SAUCER DAFFY. Unfortunately, this new series produced only one two-reeler, TRICKY CHICKS, which is the low point in Jules White's swan song when he left Columbia in 1958 when studio head and tyrant Harry Cohn passed away.

Muriel Landers is the star of this dreadful short, but she would be better known for the co-starring role she had in SWEET AND HOT with the Stooges. Landers is a nightclub singer who is mistakenly suspected of being an enemy agent, by two FBI men (Dick Wessel and William Leslie). Pretty much, that's the whole plot. Even Benny Rubin shows up doing an unfunny portrayal of a Texan millionaire. Boy, Jules was really slumming with this one.