Monday, June 4, 2012

Pass the Gravy - 1928

Country: United States
Language: English (intertitles)
Directors: Fred Guiol, Leo McCarey
Stars: Max Davidson, Martha Sleeper and Spec O'Donnell
Release Date: 7 January 1928 (USA)
Also known as: Und ein stolzer Hahn dazu (Germany - alternative title)
Production Co: Hal Roach Studios
Runtime: 23 min  | Germany: 25 min (2011 restoration)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Chicken As Live Animal | Chicken As Food | Two Reeler
Genres: Short | Comedy
Max's neigbour Schultz is breeding chicken, that are always after Max's flower seed, and Schultz bride is his rooster Brigham. Max's daughter loves Schultz's son, so they try to forget their battling, and decide to have a nice engagement party. Max gives his son $2 to buy a chicken, but he wants to keep the money and takes one of Schultz's chicken - Brigham. At the table he notices his mistake, informs his sister, who informs her fiancee. Only Max and Schultze don't notice and the evidence of Max's son's misdoings, the rooster's ring is on Schultze's plate. The two lovebirds try to inform Max who first doesn't understand, neither does Schultz, who notices them doing strange things behind his back. When Max realises, what is on his table, it is almost too late...  

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