In Society

Synopsis: Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Production: Universal
75 min

Good evening, Mr. Van Cleve.

Welcome home from your trip.

Hello, Parker. What's going on here?

Mrs. Van Cleve is giving a costume ball.

She has a costume laid out for you...

Napoleon, I believe.

Don't tell her I've arrived.

I haven't slept in two days.

I'm tired.

I'm going upstairs to bed.

I don't want to be disturbed by all

these gibbering idiots in monkey suits.

Parker, call

a plumber immediately!

There's a leaky faucet in my

bathroom that'll drive me crazy!

I've got to get some sleep!

Yes, sir. Very good, sir.

Albert, answer the phone!

What are you trying to do,

crack the cement?

Why don't you use your head?

I did, but it hurts that way.

I'm gonna have to go back to the

old way. Answer the phone. Go ahead.

Hurry up.

Okay, okay, okay.

Hello! Hello! I can't hear

a thing you're sayin', brother.

Hello! Hello! Put that

down! There's the phone.

Hello, Ajax Plumbing Company.

We stand behind

every bathtub we sell.

Indeed we do. What?



It's some butler on the phone.

This is gonna be a high-class job.

Oh, yes! That's right,

Ajax Plumbing!

We charge six dollars an hour.

That's too much?

Well, then why don't you try

the Atlas Plumbing Company?

They're very cheap.

Thank you. Good-bye.

Atlas Plumbing Company.

Four dollars an hour. What?

They wanted to charge you six,

the Ajax did?

They're nothin'

but a bunch of crooks.

I'm glad you're doin' business with us.

We'll be right over. Thank you.

Ow! Did I hurt you? I'm sorry.

You should be sorry. Now

listen. Put 'em up! Put 'em up!

Put those down. Stop that. I'm

sick and tired of the whole...

Never mind that. You just behave yourself, you

understand? No more monkey business from you.

Oooh, oooh.

Elsie must be around here someplace.

That's her cab. Blow the horn.

Huh? Blow the horn? Blow the

horn! I want to get Elsie.

Elsie! Elsie!

Listen to me. There's a city

ordinance against blowing horns,

and besides, people

around here want to sleep.

Stop blowing that horn.


Go on, blow the horn.

You heard what the cop said.

I said, blow the horn, didn't I?

He said there's a lot of people sleepin'.

So what? Did you put 'em to sleep? Is

it your fault they're in bed? No. No.

Blow the horn!

You sure?

I said blow the horn,

didn't I?

Elsie.! Elsie.!

Listen! Didn't I tell you

there was a city ordinance?

Yes, sir. Just a minute,

Officer. You're a public servant.

What of it?

Get me a glass of water.

Why, you little rat! Didn't I tell

you that people are trying to sleep?

Now stop blowing that horn!

Yes, sir. Yes, sir.

Go on, blow the horn!

What's wrong with you?

I said, blow the horn, didn't I?

Who are you listening to, him or me?

You're a taxpayer, am I right? Yeah.

Don't you know that your taxes

help pay that man his salary?

Does he know that?

He will know it.

In other words, he's workin'

for you. Oh, that's different.

So, blow the horn.

Hmm, hmm.


Elsie! Elsie!

What's the matter with you?

Get that thing off!

You little... I'll break

every bone in your body!

Take it easy. Take it easy. Take it easy.

Watch your blood pressure, kid.

I'm watchin' it.

Take it easy.

I mean, after all, you're workin'

for me. How do you like that?

You're fired.

Okay! Why, you little rat!

Listen, you little squirt! I'm the boss

around here and you're nothin', see?

Boy, you got a nice job.

You bet your sweet life I have.

Boss over nothing. Boss over

nothing! How do you like that?

Stop. Stop the noise.

Go away.

Take it easy. Take it easy. After all,

let's be nice about the whole thing.

You should pay a little respect to

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