Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts
Whoever came up with the idea to team Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts knew what they were doing. The gorgeous Todd and the flighty, spinsterish Pitts were as different on-screen as two women could be, but they made an effective comedy duo. The ladies were a believable screen couple (they were friends in real life as well), and despite the crazy antics they had to go through, they still came off as appealing and likable.

Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts: The Hal Roach Collection 1931-1933 presents all 17 of their short comedies, beautifully restored from their original negatives by Paul Gierucki and Cinemuseum.

For those interested in film history, especially fans of vintage comedy, this release of all Hal Roach-produced two-reel shorts featuring Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts is cause for celebration.

These short comedies also feature the wonderful Hal Roach stock company of comedians: Billy Gilbert, James C. Morton, Charlie Hall, Anita Garvin, Bud Jamison, and others, as well as special collaborations with other top Hal Roach stars like Laurel and Hardy and Charley Chase.

2xDVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 340 minutes | 15 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Comedy, Short

The shorts:

1931: Let's Do Things, Catch-As Catch-Can, The Pajama Party, War Mamas, On The Loose

1932: Sealskins, Red Noses, Strictly Unreliable, The Old Bull, Show Business, Alum and Eve, The Soilers, Sneak Easily

1933: Asleep In the Feet, Maids a La Mode, The Bargain of the Century, One Track Minds

-- Commentaries by Richard M. Roberts, Randy Skretvedt, Brent Walker and Robert Farr
-- Stills and poster gallery

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