Early to Bed (1936)

73 or 75 mins | Comedy | 5 June 1936

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HISTORY

According to the SAB, the title of Lucien Littlefield and Chandler Sprague's unpublished story was "Where Am I?" Prerelease articles in MPH and HR include Barbara Denny in the cast. Her participation in the completed film has not been confirmed. ...

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According to the SAB, the title of Lucien Littlefield and Chandler Sprague's unpublished story was "Where Am I?" Prerelease articles in MPH and HR include Barbara Denny in the cast. Her participation in the completed film has not been confirmed.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
14 Mar 1936
p. 2
Daily Variety
21 May 1936
p. 3
Film Daily
25 May 1936
p. 9
Hollywood Reporter
13 Apr 1936
p. 6
Hollywood Reporter
21 May 1936
p. 2
Motion Picture Herald
2 May 1936
p. 40, 42
Motion Picture Herald
25 Jul 1936
p. 64
Variety
22 Jul 1936
p. 17
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Norman McLeod
Dir
Joseph Lefert
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
WRITERS
Contr to scr const
Contr to scr const
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
Int dec
COSTUMES
Cost
SOUND
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 June 1936
Production Date:
14 Mar--mid Apr 1936
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Productions, Inc.
5 June 1936
LP6394
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
73 or 75
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2187
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Chester Beatty, a salesman for a glass eye manufacturer, finally marries Tessie Weeks after a twenty year engagement, during which he kept secret his habit of sleepwalking. They honeymoon at Lake Okawookaboogee Lodge, a hospital where people take the "cure," because Chester hopes to get a large order from a patient, Horace B. Stanton. Chester is successful in getting his order and his strict boss is overjoyed. Tessie discovers Chester sleepwalking, and he reveals that some doctors have told him that it is his subconscious that prompts him to sleepwalk, and he could be dangerous. When a patient's jewels are stolen, and another patient is murdered, Chester becomes the prime suspect. One night, everyone follows him on his late night jaunt. When Chester wanders into the lobby, he captures the real criminal, a patient who pretended to be a cripple, while he is robbing the safe. Chester becomes a hero. Stanton hires him as his supervisor, and Chester and Tessie finally head for a real honeymoon at Niagara ...

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Chester Beatty, a salesman for a glass eye manufacturer, finally marries Tessie Weeks after a twenty year engagement, during which he kept secret his habit of sleepwalking. They honeymoon at Lake Okawookaboogee Lodge, a hospital where people take the "cure," because Chester hopes to get a large order from a patient, Horace B. Stanton. Chester is successful in getting his order and his strict boss is overjoyed. Tessie discovers Chester sleepwalking, and he reveals that some doctors have told him that it is his subconscious that prompts him to sleepwalk, and he could be dangerous. When a patient's jewels are stolen, and another patient is murdered, Chester becomes the prime suspect. One night, everyone follows him on his late night jaunt. When Chester wanders into the lobby, he captures the real criminal, a patient who pretended to be a cripple, while he is robbing the safe. Chester becomes a hero. Stanton hires him as his supervisor, and Chester and Tessie finally head for a real honeymoon at Niagara Falls.

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

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