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.
Full page view
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.
SONGWRITERS/COMPOSERS
+
SONGWRITERS/COMPOSERS
+
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 May 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
22 May 1930
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
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 ...

More Less

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.

Less

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

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

TOP SEARCHES

Life of an American Fireman

The Edison catalog summary is as follows: "It would be difficult for the exhibitor to conceive the amount of work involved and the number of rehearsals necessary to produce ... >>

Psycho

Actor Vaughn Taylor's surname is misspelled "Tayler" in the onscreen credits. Several Jun and Jul 1959 HR news items erroneously refer to the film as Psyche. ... >>

Singin' in the Rain

According to a 5 Feb 1951 HR news item, Carleton Carpenter was to co-star in the film with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, and a 19 Mar ... >>

Gone with the Wind

[ Note from the Editors : the following information is based on contemporary news items, feature articles, reviews, interviews, memoranda and corporate records. Information obtained from modern sources ... >>

The Maltese Falcon

The working titles of this film were All Women , A Woman of the World and Dangerous Female . In the onscreen credits of ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.