The Brown Derby (1926)

Comedy | 4 July 1926

Director:

Charles Hines

Writer:

Bert Wheeler

Cinematographers:

Albert Wetzel, Al Wilson, George Peters

Editor:

George Amy

Production Company:

C. C. Burr Pictures
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HISTORY

The 8 May 1926 Motion Picture News reported that production was completed "this week" at the Tec-Art Studios in the Bronx, NY.
       Although the play The Brown Derby , starring Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, was supposed to have a Broadway run beginning in early Jun 1925, and had preview performances in New Haven and Boston in May 1925, a New York opening has not been ... More Less

The 8 May 1926 Motion Picture News reported that production was completed "this week" at the Tec-Art Studios in the Bronx, NY.
       Although the play The Brown Derby , starring Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, was supposed to have a Broadway run beginning in early Jun 1925, and had preview performances in New Haven and Boston in May 1925, a New York opening has not been confirmed. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
20 Jun 1926.
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Motion Picture News
8 May 1926
p. 2259.
New York Times
14 Jun 1926
p. 24.
Variety
26 May 1926
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Pres
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Brown Derby by E. S. Merlin and Brian Marlow (New Haven, CT: 13 May 1925).
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 July 1926
Premiere Information:
Rye, NY special preview: 21 May 1926
Production Date:
ended late April or early May 1926
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 June 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22817
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,500 , 6,700
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tommy Burke, a good-natured young plumber who refers to his monkey wrench as his pipe organ, is unaware of his inferiority complex. One day he learns that an eccentric uncle has died, leaving him a brown derby said to bring good luck to its wearer. Meanwhile Edith Worthing and her Aunt Anna are expecting Edith's wealthy uncle, Adolph Plummer, from Australia. On a call to their house, Tommy is mistaken for the uncle, being announced as "a plumber," and soon a mutual romance develops with Edith. They are wedded by mistake when serving as witnesses to marriage by elopement. Farrell, a rival for Edith, learns of Tommy's deception and persuades Edith to elope with him; but Tommy follows in hot pursuit, in his pajamas and derby. At the last minute, a message arrives telling Edith that she and Tommy are already ... +


Tommy Burke, a good-natured young plumber who refers to his monkey wrench as his pipe organ, is unaware of his inferiority complex. One day he learns that an eccentric uncle has died, leaving him a brown derby said to bring good luck to its wearer. Meanwhile Edith Worthing and her Aunt Anna are expecting Edith's wealthy uncle, Adolph Plummer, from Australia. On a call to their house, Tommy is mistaken for the uncle, being announced as "a plumber," and soon a mutual romance develops with Edith. They are wedded by mistake when serving as witnesses to marriage by elopement. Farrell, a rival for Edith, learns of Tommy's deception and persuades Edith to elope with him; but Tommy follows in hot pursuit, in his pajamas and derby. At the last minute, a message arrives telling Edith that she and Tommy are already married. +

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