Note: Joe's Blue Front aka Belt in the Back from the 1929 feature Glorifying the American Girl - See Eddie in the hysterical tailor shop scene from his vaudeville days
Getting a Ticket (1929) is a rare short that features Cantor doing a vaudeville sketch & singing his wonderful Victor recording of "My Wife Is on a Diet"
Insurance (1930) is Cantor's final short based on another vaudeville sketch involving a visit to the doctor - Hear Cantor sing the never before recorded song "Now That the Girls Are Wearing Long Dresses"
Photo gallery: Hear Cantor impersonator, Rick Rogers, recall (in Cantor's own words!) the making of Special Delivery while looking at rare stills
The second and last of Eddie Cantor's silent vehicles, SPECIAL DELIVERY casts the wide-eyed comedian as a hapless mailman. While going through his swiftly appointed rounds, Eddie stumbles upon a gang of crooks who are planning a large-scale confidence scam. He exposes the villains and wins the love of heroine Madge (Jobyna Ralston). Though Cantor was a fine physical comic, he didn't truly score in films until the arrival of talkies allowed his fans to hear as well as see him. SPECIAL DELIVERY was directed by "William Goodrich," who in reality was comedian Fatty Arbuckle, hoping to stage a comeback after the sex scandal that destroyed his career.
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