Starring Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Frances Langford, Mary Beth
Hughes, Stuart Crawford, George Zucco, Jack La Rue
Directed by Edward C. Lilley
Runtime: 60 min.
Print Quality: B
In their last starring film, The Ritz Brothers play the Three Funny Bunnies,
a trio of nightclub comedians. The plot contrives to have our heroes pose
as tough Chicago gangsters, which gets them mixed up with genuine
hoodlums Tony (George Zucco) and Joey (Jack LaRue), a sexy pickpocket
named Flo (Mary Beth Hughes), and a fortune in stolen jewels. With all
this going on, who cares about nominal romantic leads Julie Russell
(Frances Langford) and Dick Manning (Stuart Crawford)? There are some
cute bits during the film's 60 minutes, and a clever closing gag, but all in
all Never a Dull Moment seldom lives up to its title. Even so, the film
received better reviews than some of the Ritzes' earlier efforts.