Mr. Clyde goes to Broadway (1940)
Andy Clyde (1892–1967) had one of the longest-running series at Columbia, second only to the Three Stooges. Beginning in the 1920s and lasting for the next thirty years, Clyde was a favorite of movie fans. He was known for his “old man” character, sporting a walrus mustache and bifocals. He could make audiences laugh just by raising his eyebrows. Later on in his career he starred as “California Carlson” a comedy sidekick to Hopalong Cassidy.
In this two-reel comedy, Andy invests in a local production but when the actors abscond with the money, Andy and his wife assume their roles in the production.