April 23, 2015 Subject:
Going To Camp Was Never Like This
This is the seventh installment of the Eastside Kids from late 1941. The writing and pre-production had to have given a lot of thought to what Huntz Hall's role should be as he's now named "Glimpy" and the third banana and a lot of his dialogue sounds a lot like "Curly" of the Three Stooges in it's delivery, which he does quite well.
In an old dark house nothing is what it seems and with the persona of Bela Lugosi on the prowl along with his frequent co-star, dwarf, Angelo Rossito playing mysterious and sinister. There is a lot of chasing around here. Dave O'Brien and (Mrs. Dave O'Brien) Dorothy Short are the straight arrows of the piece and all's well that ends well.
"Sunshine Sammy" Morrison as "Scruno" get a lot of on screen time in this one and he's hilarious as usual, racial jokes and all. It wouldn't be the Eastside Kids without Leo Gorcey and Bobby Jordan hitting all their marks as expected. A very funny entry and just spooky enough to keep you guessing. The print has some rough patches but not a deal breaker. Sound is superior. Special Effects? Fagaddaboutit! A fun romp. Enjoy.