Caught Short (1930)

75 mins | Comedy | 10 May 1930

Director:

Charles F. Reisner

Writer:

Willard Mack

Cinematographer:

Leonard Smith

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Companies:

Cosmopolitan Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Jun 1930
p. 14.
New York Times
21 Jun 1930
p. 20.
New Yorker
28 Jun 1928
p. 36.
Variety
25 Jun 1930
p. 109.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
COSTUMES
SOUND
Rec eng
Rec eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"Going Spanish," words by Raymond B. Egan, music by Dave Snell
"Somebody," words and music by Roy Turk and Fred E. Ahlert.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 May 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 May 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1315
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,873
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Landladies Polly Smith and Marie Jones, who operate boardinghouses on the same side of the street, are afflicted with numerous petty envies and jealousies but nevertheless are the best of friends. Polly invests in the stock market and begins to reap rewards, but she is unable to persuade Marie to use her life's savings to buy shares of American Cheese or Brazilian Bananas. Meanwhile, Marie's daughter, Genevieve, and Polly's son, William, just back from college, fall in love; but an argument between the ladies breaks up the romance; and smarting under Polly's patronizing manner, Marie plunges into the market herself and with the winnings is able to stage a society splurge at a fashionable resort. In their efforts to outdo each other, Polly and Marie inevitably come together, and the reunion of the lovers becomes ... +


Landladies Polly Smith and Marie Jones, who operate boardinghouses on the same side of the street, are afflicted with numerous petty envies and jealousies but nevertheless are the best of friends. Polly invests in the stock market and begins to reap rewards, but she is unable to persuade Marie to use her life's savings to buy shares of American Cheese or Brazilian Bananas. Meanwhile, Marie's daughter, Genevieve, and Polly's son, William, just back from college, fall in love; but an argument between the ladies breaks up the romance; and smarting under Polly's patronizing manner, Marie plunges into the market herself and with the winnings is able to stage a society splurge at a fashionable resort. In their efforts to outdo each other, Polly and Marie inevitably come together, and the reunion of the lovers becomes possible. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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