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Small Talk (1929)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  18 May 1929 (USA)
6.2
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The gang is taken from an orphanage & adopted by society matrons.

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(as Robert McGowan)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Joe Cobb ...
Joe
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Jean Darling ...
Jean
Harry Spear ...
Harry
Lyle Tayo ...
Mrs. Brown of the Orphan Asylum
Helen Jerome Eddy ...
Wheezer's New Mother
Pat Harmon ...
Officer in Charge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pete the Dog ...
Pete
Edith Fortier ...
Domestic
Charles McMurphy ...
Officer
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The gang is taken from an orphanage & adopted by society matrons.

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18 May 1929 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Cute but Not Funny
4 November 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Small Talk (1929)

** (out of 4)

The first "Our Gang" talkie has Weezer getting adopted by a wealthy family but they leave his sister behind. The group then decides to pay Weezer a visit and chaos follows. I must admit that I didn't care too much for this short due in large part to the technical side of things but I also found the screenplay to be quite tiresome. The biggest problem is that there really aren't too many laughs as the entire movie just seems to be setting itself up for the rather stupid ending. That wouldn't be a bad thing had there been more laughs but there are very few and the only one that comes to mind is when the five runaway children think they're going to be hung for it. Being an early talkie is another problem as none of the cast members, adult or kids, know how to work their performance for sound.


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