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W.C. Fields Meets Dada,
This review is from: International House [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Perhaps one of the most surreal and special experiences in Hollywood filmmaking. The musical numbers are a hoot -- especially the chorus made up of dancers dressed in art deco celophane outfits and Cab Calloway's manic rendition of "Reefer Man" (not to mention a pre-adolescent and disturbingly sexy Baby Rose Marie performing a hot torch number). The jokes are a treat -- you'll find yourself saying, "I can't believe they got away with this!" when you hear some of the lines from WC Fields as well as Burns and Allen (it was pre-code, by the way).
In the end, you're amazed at the strange, dream-like quality of the film. Something akin to Busby Berkley meets a Dali painting.