High Society (1924 film)

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High Society
Directed by Robert F. McGowan
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by Frank Capra
Hal Roach
H. M. Walker
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release date
  • August 24, 1924 (1924-08-24)
Running time
20 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent

High Society is a 1924 American short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan.[1][2] It was the 29th Our Gang short subject released.


Mickey lives a simple but satisfying life with his Uncle Patrick. His wealthy Aunt Kate petitions and wins custody of Mickey, forcing him to leave his home and his uncle, his friends, and his dog behind. Fighting with his cousin Percy and forced to take daily baths and manicures, Mickey is miserable. He writes a letter to Uncle Pat asking him and the gang to come visit. During their visit the gang destroys the house, including swinging from the chandelier and skating on a liquid soap 'ice rink' in the kitchen. An alarm is sent out, bringing the police, the fire department, an ambulance, and others to the house just as Aunt Kate arrives home. Seeing the destruction and realizing her mistake in bringing Mickey to her home, Aunt Kate asks Uncle Pat to take Mickey back, to both of their delight.


The Gang[edit]

Additional cast[edit]

  • Charles A. Bachman as Police detective
  • Jack Gavin as Police detective
  • F. F. Guenste as The butler
  • Patrick Kelly as Uncle Pat
  • Sam Lufkin as Police detective

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Silent Era: High Society". silentera. Retrieved September 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen. "New York Times: High Society". NY Times. Retrieved September 13, 2008. 

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