SUNNY SIDE UP
starring Vera Reynolds, Edmund Burns, George K. Arthur and Zasu Pitts
MOTION PICTURE MAGAZINE
A first-rate idea is back of this picture, but it hasn't been made the most of. For one thing, too much emphasis is placed upon subordinating the plot so that Vera Reynolds may frolic before the camera. Not being a comedienne, the girl doesn't get very good results.
As to the idea, it projects a young madcap who is employed in a pickle factory. She is the cut-up, the wise-cracker - and she knows it. When a theatrical producer sees her putting on her high jinks, he signs her to appear in his musical comedy. She is still the madcap on the opening night. Forgetting her lines and having no stage presence, she ad libs - and gets away with it.
At this point the story sags for want of any situations. To
revive it again, a triangle is introduced - one having to do with
the theatrical man's spouse having a verbal battle with the fair
pickler. But the situation merely affords temporary relief.
Miss Reynolds' comedy talents are too uneven as yet for her to carry such a story by herself.
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