The Cohens and the Kellys in Scotland (1930)

83 mins | Comedy | 17 March 1930

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HISTORY

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
2 Mar 1930.
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New York Times
10 Mar 1930
p. 24.
Variety
12 Mar 1930
p. 33.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Scen and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 March 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 7 March 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 March 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1129
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,584 ft.
Duration(in mins):
83
Length(in feet):
7,600
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Accompanied by their respective spouses, Cohen and Kelly go to Scotland to buy plaids, each having received a tip that the Prince of Morania, a style dictator, is to have a plaid motif in his spring collection. Cohen buys all the plaids of McPherson, while Kelly purchases those of McDonald. Cohen gets into trouble with a stranger on the golf course and is horrified to find that he has insulted the prince; they attend the races where the prince is expected to show himself in plaids, but his clothes are covered by his raincoat. Thinking themselves ruined, each decides to commit suicide; however, when Cohen tries to drown himself, Kelly rescues him. They astound McPherson and McDonald by asking them to buy back the plaids, but when the prince is seen wearing them in a parade, the Scotsmen gladly pay them a ... +


Accompanied by their respective spouses, Cohen and Kelly go to Scotland to buy plaids, each having received a tip that the Prince of Morania, a style dictator, is to have a plaid motif in his spring collection. Cohen buys all the plaids of McPherson, while Kelly purchases those of McDonald. Cohen gets into trouble with a stranger on the golf course and is horrified to find that he has insulted the prince; they attend the races where the prince is expected to show himself in plaids, but his clothes are covered by his raincoat. Thinking themselves ruined, each decides to commit suicide; however, when Cohen tries to drown himself, Kelly rescues him. They astound McPherson and McDonald by asking them to buy back the plaids, but when the prince is seen wearing them in a parade, the Scotsmen gladly pay them a fortune. +

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

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