Excess Baggage (1928)

72 mins | Comedy-drama | 8 September 1928

Director:

James Cruze

Cinematographer:

Ira Morgan

Editor:

George Hively

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a studio directory in the 26 May 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 19 Apr ... More Less

According to a studio directory in the 26 May 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 19 Apr 1928. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
26 May 1928
p. 102.
Film Daily
30 Sep 1928.
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New York Times
24 Sep 1928
p. 25.
Variety
26 Sep 1928
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Settings
COSTUMES
Ward
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Excess Baggage by John Wesley McGowan (New York, 26 Dec 1927).
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 September 1928
Production Date:
began 19 April 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 September 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25612
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Sd eff and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
7,182
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Eddie Kane, a brash vaudeville juggler and acrobat, falls in love with Elsa McCoy, one of Dunn's Dancing Dames. After they are married, Elsa becomes a success in the movies. Eddie remains in vaudeville and, chafing at his lack of advancement, comes to believe that Elsa has been unfaithful to him with Val D'Errico, a handsome actor. Eddie and Elsa separate, and he takes a bad fall during a high wire act. During a later comeback attempt, Eddie loses his nerve until unexpectedly Elsa appears onstage and assures him of her continuing love and fidelity. Eddie completes his act, and he and Elsa are ... +


Eddie Kane, a brash vaudeville juggler and acrobat, falls in love with Elsa McCoy, one of Dunn's Dancing Dames. After they are married, Elsa becomes a success in the movies. Eddie remains in vaudeville and, chafing at his lack of advancement, comes to believe that Elsa has been unfaithful to him with Val D'Errico, a handsome actor. Eddie and Elsa separate, and he takes a bad fall during a high wire act. During a later comeback attempt, Eddie loses his nerve until unexpectedly Elsa appears onstage and assures him of her continuing love and fidelity. Eddie completes his act, and he and Elsa are reunited. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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