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The Nagger at Breakfast (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | September 1930 (USA)
As a husband and wife eat breakfast, they argue about anything and everything.




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Complete credited cast:
Jack Norworth ...
Dorothy Adelphi ...
Wife (as Mrs. Jack Norworth)


A constantly bickering couple - the nagging wife and the henpecked husband - have breakfast together before he sets off for work. He wants her to clean the table and make the coffee and she of course wants him to do more around the house. Their main point of contention is the time. He has a 7:30 train to catch and every clock in the house seems to be slightly off. To make matters worse, it's the first day of Daylight Saving Time. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Short






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September 1930 (USA)  »

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The Naggers at Breakfast  »

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Breakfast On The Run
9 March 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This Vitagraph short subject for Warner Brothers features in one of his very few screen appearances the noted vaudeville performer Jack Norworth. He and his fourth wife Dorothy Adelphi play roles very similar to what Don Ameche and Frances Langford later did on radio with the Bickersons.

Two things disappointed me though. I would like to have seen Norworth do a song, he was one of vaudeville's best known in that area. What would really have been a treat would have been to see him perform with his first wife, Nora Bayes. But Nora died two years earlier and aside from one silent film, she has no other screen credits. I have some old gramophone recordings of both of them, including one duet and it's a pity we can't see what they both looked like performing.

Norworth and Bayes also wrote songs, Bayes introduced Shine On Harvest Moon, Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly and Down Where The Wurzberger Flows. Bayes also introduced George M. Cohan's Over There as depicted in Yankee Doodle Dandy with Frances Langford coincidentally enough, portraying Bayes. But Norworth is best known for a song that for eight months out of the year is guaranteed to be playing somewhere in the USA. He wrote the lyrics to Take Me Out To The Ballgame.

I remember as a lad going to a Yankee Old Timer Game and as an honored guest they had Jack Norworth in a box seat behind the Yankee dugout. It was a year or two before he died in 1959.

Too bad they couldn't have worked Take Me Out To The Ballgame In this short.

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