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Movie Night (1929)

A family goes on its weekly outing to the movies, but the evening is hampered by an attempt to pass the wife's brother off as a child, a crowded theater, and the daughter's apparently contagious case of the hiccups.

Director:

Lewis R. Foster

Writer:

Leo McCarey (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charley Chase ... Charley Chase
Eugenia Gilbert ... Mrs. Chase
Edith Fellows ... The Chase Daughter
Spec O'Donnell Spec O'Donnell ... Mrs. Chase's Brother
Tiny Sandford ... Cinema manager
Harry Semels Harry Semels ... Movie Patron
Anita Garvin Anita Garvin
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Storyline

A family goes on its weekly outing to the movies, but the evening is hampered by an attempt to pass the wife's brother off as a child, a crowded theater, and the daughter's apparently contagious case of the hiccups.

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Family

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1929 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Spec O'Donnell would have been 18 years old when this film was made. Charley Chase tries to pass him off as a 7-year-old to get a cheap movie ticket. See more »

Connections

Remade as Neighborhood House (1936) See more »

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One of the great silent shorts
28 April 2003 | by lmscheckSee all my reviews

When I see a Charley Chase film I always wonder why on earth this great comedian is forgotten today. His natural sense of timing was perfect; and he never needed to make a big fuss around a funny situation - it just came naturally. Maybe that's the reason that most people can't understand his films nowadays- they are too subtle for a today audience which is used to a noisy, clumsy comedy stile.

"Movie Night" is one of the best silent shorts I know. I don't know many other films Mr Chase appeared in - but ALL of those those few I know are among the best comedies ever made.

It is time to rediscover this gentle and subtle comedian!


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