Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Pleasant Journey - 1923

Country: USA
Director: Robert F. McGowan
Writers: Tom McNamara (titles), Hal Roach (story) and H.M. Walker (titles)
Stars: Charles A. Bachman, Roy Brooks and Joe Cobb
Release Date: 25 March 1923 (USA)
Production Co: Hal Roach Studios
Runtime: 23:33
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Train | Runaway | Children | Shoeshine | Sneezing Powder  | Bachelor |  Stuffed Shirt | Volunteer | Sneezing | Dog | Fireworks | Our Gang | Suitcase | Stereotype |
Trading Places | Child Welfare | Train Travel | Sneeze | Wagon | Fiancé Fiancée Relationship | Pigtails | Los Angeles California | Fiance | Hat | Welfare Office | Brother Sister Relationship | Fiancee | Spanking | Shoe Shiner | Railroad Porter | Train Ride | San Francisco California | Shoeshine Boy | Racial Stereotype | Actor Shares First Name With Character
Genres: Short | Comedy | Family
Tilford is a middle-aged bachelor in L.A. who knows nothing about children. He's also a stuffed shirt, but he dearly loves Arabella, who volunteers at the children's welfare association. When runaways from San Francisco are picked up by the cops, Arabella assigns Tilford to accompany them on the trip home. Five kids from L.A. switch places with the lads from Northern California and board the train with a dog. Two are brothers, Ernie and Farina, who've already shown creativity in their shoeshine business. Once on the train, it's horns, fireworks, sneezing powder and other mayhem. Will anyone arrive safely in San Francisco after this pleasant journey?

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