Thursday, May 29, 2014
FRANCETTA MALLOY in TAXI TANGLE (1931)
Screen capture of a Broadway actress Francetta Malloy (1906-1978) chatting up a very young Jack Benny during the world's longest wait for a stoplight. Benny, seated in an adjoining cap, manages to propose marriage, locating a justice-of-the-peace, get hitched to Francetta and receive an annulment before the light changes from red to green. This delightful short comedy proved Miss Malloy's only screen appearance of any importance but is well worth a visit. Especially for the surprise denouement.