Mail Trouble

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  • Approved
  • 1942
  • 18 min
  • 5.6  (23)

Mail Trouble is a hilarious comedy from 1942 starring Leon Errol, Vivian Tobin, and George Cleveland. The film revolves around the misadventures of a down-on-his-luck inventor named Stanley Wright (Errol), who is trying to make ends meet by working as a postal employee. When Stanley's latest invention - a machine that can sort mail automatically - malfunctions, chaos ensues as letters are sent to the wrong addresses and packages end up in the wrong hands. Stanley is determined to fix his invention and save his job, but things only get worse when he accidentally delivers a love letter meant for the mayor's daughter, Peggy (Tobin), to his own wife instead.

To make matters worse, Stanley's bumbling attempts to retrieve the letter only lead to more confusion and misunderstandings, as he tries to avoid Peggy's persistent beau, Ted (Cleveland), and ends up accidentally swapping identities with a doppelganger.

The film is filled with hilarious scenes of mistaken identity, slapstick humor, and zany antics, as Stanley tries to navigate his way through the postal service and win back Peggy's affection. Along the way, he enlists the help of his loyal friend and co-worker, Ed (played by the scene-stealing Charles Judels), who provides some of the film's funniest moments with his broken English and outrageous antics.

Despite the film's silly premise, Mail Trouble is surprisingly well-written and cleverly plotted, with plenty of twists and turns to keep audiences engaged. The performances are all top-notch, with Leon Errol delivering a standout turn as the hapless Stanley, who is equal parts lovable and exasperating.

Vivian Tobin also shines as Peggy, the mayor's daughter who is torn between her love for Ted and her growing affection for the sweet and bumbling Stanley. George Cleveland is also excellent as Ted, the wealthy playboy who is determined to win Peggy's heart, despite Stanley's interference.

The supporting cast is also first-rate, with veteran character actors such as Charles Judels and Walter Catlett providing plenty of laughs in their respective roles. The film also features some impressive set designs and cinematography, with the postal service headquarters providing a quirky and visually interesting backdrop for the action.

Overall, Mail Trouble is a delightful comedy that will appeal to fans of classic Hollywood films and anyone looking for a good laugh. With its charming characters, witty humor, and clever plot twists, it's easy to see why this film remains a favorite among audiences today.

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    18 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (23)