Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fooling Casper - 1928

Country: United States
Language: English
Director: Earl Montgomery
Writers: St. Elmo Boyce (story), E.V. Durling (story), Jimmy Murphy (comic strip Toots and Casper)
Stars: Thelma Hill, Bud Duncan and Cullen Johnson
Release Date: 16 September 1928 (USA)
Production Co: Larry Darmour Productions, Standard Photoplay Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Character Name In Title
Genres: Short | Comedy
Casper is going on vacation with his wife and ugly baby and after about five minutes of unfunny shenanigans, he arrives home and gets ready to take off for the country. However, unexpectedly, his rich uncle, his aunt and their destructive and stupid son arrive and invite themselves along for the trip. The trip is anything but relaxing and at the end, the film just ends abruptly.
Thelma Hill and Bud Duncan made a dozen films together as the characters "Toot and Casper"--a husband and wife who get themselves into trouble. 
Followed by What a Wife (1928); The Family Meal Ticket (1928); Casper's Week End (1928); Smile, Buttercup, Smile (1929); Big-Hearted Toots (1929);Casper's Night Out (1929); Toots' Big Idea (1929); Spareribs Reforms (1929); His Wife's Secret (1929); Who's the Boss? (1929); Don't Say Ain't (1929)  

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