The Sharper (Mack Sennett) (Farnsworth only)

In Trouble Again (Mack Sennett) (Katz only)

A Sad Situation (Mack Sennett) (Katz only)

Dirk's Downfall (Mack Sennett) (Farnsworth only)


Wet Paint (Paramount) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"More pictures like this and Paramount might as well give up the sound game and close shop altogether. Soupy Farnsworth and Bobby Katz may wow the Broadway crowd, but in pictures they're a washout. Wet Paint casts serious doubt on the future of talking pictures."- Variety, January 14, 1929.


Curtain Call (Millennia) (Farnsworth Four)

"An inexplicable comedy with an impossibly convoluted plot. This reviewer wonders which is more dubious; the comedy of Mr. Farnsworth and Mr. Katz, the singing of Mr. MacMillan, or the writing of Mr. Holliday. I heartily suggest burning the negative and sending all participating parties back to where they came from."- The New York Herald-Tribune, February 23, 1930.

Lucky Dog (Millennia) (Farnsworth Four)

"If it weren't for the excessively violent slapstick of Farnsworth and Katz, I would suggest that this picture might be fit only for the kiddie crowd. As it is, I'm not sure who it's fit for. Milton MacMillan plays a corpse with admirable skill."- New York Daily News, October 7, 1930.


The Soda Jerk (Millennia) (Farnsworth Four)

"Farnsworth and Katz and their friends manage to pull off some gags, some of them new, with legitimate panache. Despite some rather questionable moments regarding Bunny Newell's posterior, this picture will probably score a hit in most houses. Soupy Farnsworth, the cigar chomping bully and bane of Mr. Katz's existence, deserves special notice for his inspired dance on the soda fountain countertop."- Variety, March 30, 1931.

Fool Deck (Millennia) (Farnsworth Four)

"The Farnsworth Four may not represent the pinnacle of wit, but few would deny that the team possesses a formidable spirit and plenty of pep. All of their virtues are proudly on display here, assisted by some excellent tunes and a breezy storyline."- Hollywood Reporter, November 19, 1931.


Spring Fever (Millennia) (Farnsworth Four)

"Fans of cigar-chewing tough guy Farnsworth and his gullible pal Katz will find plenty to laugh at in Spring Fever. Detractors of the venerable vaudeville duo will simply have to wonder what it's all about. That's their tough luck. The Farnsworth Four manage to milk a simple situation like cleaning a house for every laugh it's worth. And here it's worth plenty."- New York Daily News, May 4, 1932.

Flapjacks (Millennia) (Farnsworth Four)

"Farnsworth and Katz run a lunch wagon about as competently as you would expect, and you'll be expecting plenty in this picture. Many of the gags were old in the days of Weber and Fields, but the team manages to make at least a few of them seem almost fresh. Bunny Newell is sharper than ever as Farnsworth's wiseacre wife, but the crooning Milton MacMillan has less of an excuse than usual for his presence here."- Variety, November 25, 1932.


Left Is Right (Millennia) (Farnsworth Four)

"The picture's racetrack setting offers the madcap Farnsworth and Katz and the pretty Bunny Newell plenty to do and they handle their scenes with considerable skill. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, Milt MacMillan, the singing straightman of the team, has been given the heroic lead as a racing driver in Left Is Right. The less said about his performance, the better."- Hollywood Reporter, May 20, 1933.


Clock Watchers (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"A certified laugh hit. Farnsworth, the bullying, barely-reformed conman and his little pal Katz, the eternal patsy, have never been given a better showcase for their talents. Surprisingly lavish production values and a top-notch script make this picture quite possibly the best yet not only from these funmakers, but from Millennia in general. The dizzying climax alone is worth the price of admission."- New York Herald-Tribune, June 2, 1934.

Screen Snapshots (Columbia) (guest appearance)


Okee-Dokee (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"Farnsworth and Katz appropriately find themselves in the wilds of Africa in this lesser follow-up to last year's Clock Watchers. This team gets away with murder when it comes to using ancient gag material, making much of an overabundance wheezy one-liners. One wonders how they would fare with scripts worthy of them."- New York Times, February 17, 1935.

College Daze (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"Although the idea of casting shifty Farnsworth and Katz as rival college professors is a good one, this film promises far more than it delivers. ... a worthwhile premise destroyed by incompetent screenwriting and indifferent direction. Millennia should be ashamed for letting the talents of a great comedy team go to waste in a forgettable programmer like this."- New York Times, October 26, 1935.


Gangway (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"A terrible collection of bad puns and shockingly violent physical gags. How the sequence where Bobby Katz's arm is scissored off by the thresher got past the Hays Office is beyond me."- New York Daily News, April 1, 1936.

The Gatecrashers (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"Farnsworth and Katz score a direct hit in their latest picture. Shifty Soupy Farnsworth is in top form as an agent working to break his client Katz into pictures in the most direct way possible; by smuggling him into a studio. Clever gags, lively performances from the team, and a showstopping finale make The Gatecrashers a sure winner."- Variety, December 23, 1936.


Snow Fun (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"This latest Farnsworth and Katz farce has a very appropriate title. Should make a hit with children with undemanding tastes."- Variety, July 6, 1937.


Bull's Eye (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"That comic crooks Farnsworth and Katz, so frequently on the run from the long arm of the law, should finally appear in the role of policemen would seem a nicely ironic idea. It's a tragedy, then, that this promising idea has been so hamfistedly handled. In Bull's Eye, Farnsworth and Katz are doggedly determined men of law, working overtime helping young children find abducted pets. The entire approach is so wrongheaded that it seems that everyone at Millennia has suddenly forgotten how to make a Farnsworth and Katz comedy."- New York Herald-Tribune, August 20, 1938.

Easy Come, Easy Go (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"Not so much a comedy as a mystery, the mystery being who stole the laughs. Apart from a few bright moments with Farnsworth and Katz dismantling a piano, this picture is little more than a glorified intermission. The strain of squeezing two features a year out of this team is starting to show."- Hollywood Reporter, December 17, 1938.


Bingo! (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"Farnsworth and Katz spend an hour and a half looking lost in this confusing yarn about carnival sideshows, crooked politicians, bookies, and doped racehorses. An inoffensive but tedious excuse for a comedy."- New York Herald-Tribune, July 4, 1939.

The Screwball (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"For the first time in a long while, the madcap vaudeville duo Farnsworth and Katz have appeared in a comedy worthy of them. The novel premise of The Screwball gives typically gruff Farnsworth a rare opportunity to chew the scenery as a fugitive from the laughing house, and Katz an equally rare opportunity to play straightman as his long-suffering doctor. Director Art Parker and writers Huey Simms and Robert Carney deserve kudos for crafting this gem."- Hollywood Reporter, December 1, 1939.


Latin Holiday (Millennia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"Quite simply the shoddiest film Millennia workhorses Farnsworth and Katz have ever appeared in. The best that can be said for it is that it's mercifully brief. This team has never been less likable."- New York Times, August 14, 1940.


Tree Saps (Columbia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

Where's My Hat? (Columbia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"Farnsworth and Katz do their stuff in this witless two-reeler. .. pure program filler."- Motion Picture Herald, May 3, 1941.

Trigger Happy Dimwits (Columbia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"A groaner."- Motion Picture Herald, August 11, 1941.

Jail Birds (Columbia) (Farnsworth and Katz)


Dopey Doctors (Columbia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

The Tele-Phonies (Columbia) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"Tired and remarkably overlong for a two reel comedy."- Motion Picture Herald, April 28, 1942.


Death in the Limelight (Universal) (Farnsworth only)

"... a routine mystery. Veteran comic Soupy Farnsworth appears in a supporting role and steals the spotlight from most of his costars with an accomplished dramatic performance."- Variety, March 7, 1947.


Frantic Freeway (Levitch Productions) (Farnsworth and Katz)

"After a decade's absence from the screen, Farnsworth and Katz return in this hectic, good-natured, but meandering feature. The team is still full of the old pep, but the screenplay places unreasonable physical demands upon them as well as weighing them down with a surplus of bewhiskered gag material. While Soupy Farnsworth still holds the patent on filmdom's most famous withering glare and Bobby Katz has retained his mastery of the snappy retort, the sad truth is that this mediocre picture probably won't mark a true comeback for the team. And that's a shame since, apart from their inability to convincingly tumble down a flight of stairs, Farnsworth and Katz are largely in their prime."- New York Daily News, December 12, 1954.


Beach Bongo Bash (AIP) (Katz only)

"Beach Bongo Bash (yes, that's the title) is yet another in the series of AIP's youth oriented "entertainments", and hopefully the last. The plot, such as it is, seems to revolve around a wealthy, and rather snooty young man's initiation into the gang via his having to prove himself as a regular Joe. Amidst all the amateur histrionics and anatomical jiggling is the seasoned presence of Patsy Kelly and the irrepressible Bobby Katz (sans longtime partner, Soupy Farnsworth). Katz is the henpecked husband of loudmouthed Kelly, both of whom run the local "burger joint" frequented by the local teens. They are the best thing in the picture, but that is something akin to saying that the music was the best thing on the Titanic."- New York Daily News, July 3, 1965.

Bikini Brigade (AIP) (Katz only)

"AIP's beach gang are at it again in Bikini Brigade and the results are staler than last year's surf board wax. Deborah Walley stars as bikini clad cutie, Babs Deeford, who is picked out of the bunch to dance local rock and roll program. John Ashley co stars as Johnny Bains, the boy she almost leaves behind. Peripheral to the story, such as it is, is the comedy talent of the recently departed Bobby Katz, who portrays the harried assistant director of the program in question.. Although his material is hardly the caliber of Mr. Katz's classic films (costarring longtime partner, Soupy Farnsworth), he performs his brand of nonsense with a sense of solid professionalism clearly lacking in his younger costars. This was his final film, and one could only wish it were a better one."- New York Times, July 12, 1966.



The Farnsworth and Katz Show (Cinemation) (Bobby Katz, Soupy and Bunny Farnsworth/ voices only)