Pass the Gravy

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Pass the Gravy
Lobby card for 1928 silent film Pass the Gravy.jpg
Lobby card advertising film
Directed by Fred Guiol
Leo McCarey
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by Leo McCarey
Starring Max Davidson
Gene Morgan
Spec O'Donnell
Martha Sleeper
Bert Sprotte
Cinematography George Stevens
Edited by Richard C. Currier
Production
company
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation
Release dates
January 1928
Running time
2 reels
Country United States
Language Silent

Pass the Gravy is a 1928 short comedy silent film directed by Fred Guiol and Leo McCarey. It stars Max Davidson, Gene Morgan, Spec O'Donnell, Martha Sleeper, and Bert Sprotte. The movie was produced by Hal Roach and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Schultz is proud of his prize-winning rooster, Brigham. Davidson, who lives next door, raises flowers and has a son named Ignatz. Schultz's son has just become engaged to Davidson's daughter. Although the two fathers don't get along, their children's engagement seems like a good time to bury the hatchet. A celebration dinner is planned and Ignatz is given two dollars to go purchase a chicken. But Ignatz, wanting to keep the money for himself, takes Brigham instead. When the families gather together to eat the chicken, Ignatz realizes that he left Brigham's name tag on the now cooked leg. Gradually, they all realize the chicken is Brigham, everyone, except the two fathers, Schultz and Davidson. It cannot end well for Ignatz, and it doesn't.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenneth Turan (June 3, 2014). Not to be Missed: Fifty-four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film. Perseus Books Group. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-1-58648-396-8. 
  2. ^ "Max Davidson Comedies". Edition Filmmuseum. 

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