Max's neigbour Schultz is breeding chicken, that are always after Max's flower seed, and Schultz bride is his rooster Brigham. Max's daughter loves Schultz's son, so they try to forget ... See full summary »

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Max Davidson ...
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Martha Sleeper ...
Daughter
Bert Sprotte ...
Schultz
Gene Morgan ...
Schultz's Son
Spec O'Donnell ...
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Max's neigbour Schultz is breeding chicken, that are always after Max's flower seed, and Schultz bride is his rooster Brigham. Max's daughter loves Schultz's son, so they try to forget their battling, and decide to have a nice engagement party. Max gives his son $2 to buy a chicken, but he wants to keep the money and takes one of Schultz's chicken - Brigham. At the table he notices his mistake, informs his sister, who informs her fiancee. Only Max and Schultze don't notice and the evidence of Max's son's misdoings, the rooster's ring is on Schultze's plate. The two lovebirds try to inform Max who first doesn't understand, neither does Schultz, who notices them doing strange things behind his back. When Max realises, what is on his table, it is almost too late... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Amusing Silent Comedy
5 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Max's neighbor Schultz is breeding chicken, that are always after Max's flower seed, and Schultz bride is his rooster Brigham. Max's daughter loves Schultz's son, so they try to forget their battling, and decide to have a nice engagement party.

If you wanted great silent comedy, it was always a good idea to turn to Hal Roach studios. This film is no exception, and involved Leo McCarey, no less. I think McCarey is probably best known for his later films, but he clearly left his mark on the silent era, too.

But for me, who really stands out is Martha Sleeper. Although she was in many, many things over the years, I do not feel she has strong name recognition. That is too bad, because whereas women were often just the objects of desire (see Chaplin, Keaton), in this film she is very much a part of the physical comedy. And that is admirable.


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