Originally Posted by Ryan
Speaking of OTR comedians, not part of a team, but I did buy Fred Allen's movie "Its in the Bag" on Blu-ray last week, but have not had a chance to watch it. Have you seen it? Is it any good?
Finally getting back to you on this ...
Mr. has seen it and says it's a pretty good movie. The plot concerns an inheritance hidden in the stuffing of a chair, and various people get wind of the hidden fortune and try to get ahold of the chair. The catch is that the chair is one of a set, and there's no way of knowing which is the right chair until it's ripped open. Various actors have cameos, like Jack Benny.
Funny, but we saw a British comedy from the 1930s a few weeks ago with the same plot: "Keep Your Seats, Please." It starred George Formby, and Alastair Sim played a slimy lawyer trying to find the chair before George did. Sim was very funny ... this was about 15 years before he played Scrooge.