The Sap (1929 film)
|Directed by||Archie Mayo|
|Screenplay by||De Leon Anthony|
|Based on||The Sap|
by William A. Grew
|Starring||Edward Everett Horton|
Alan Hale Sr.
Patsy Ruth Miller
|Edited by||Desmond O'Brien|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
The Sap is a 1929 American comedy film directed by Archie Mayo and written by De Leon Anthony and Robert Lord. It is based on the 1924 play The Sap by William A. Grew. The film stars Edward Everett Horton, Alan Hale Sr., Patsy Ruth Miller, Russell Simpson, Jerry Mandy and Edna Murphy. The film was released by Warner Bros. on November 9, 1929.
The sap, unemployed and hapless Bill Small, is not regarded by his wife Betty and her relatives. But he is redeemed by a wise stock investment in wheat which reverses his fortunes in relation to his brother-in-law Ed.
- Edward Everett Horton as The Sap, Bill Small
- Alan Hale Sr. as Jim Belden
- Patsy Ruth Miller as Betty, Bill's wife
- Russell Simpson as The Banker
- Jerry Mandy as The Wop
- Edna Murphy as Jane
- Louise Carver as Mrs. Sprague
- Franklin Pangborn as Ed Mason, Bill's brother-in-law
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- Thomas S. Hischak Broadway Plays and Musicals 2009 "The seemingly useless Bill Small (Raymond Hitchcock) is a cheerful fellow who can't get or keep a job and his wife Betty (Miriam Sears) and all her relatives have given up on him. Bill's brother-inlaw Ed Mason (Norval Keedwell) confesses he “borrowed” $10,000 from the bank where he works and invested it in wheat stock which went sour. ... It turns out Bill invested in the same stock when it was low, sold high and now owns the bank...."