Caught Short is a 1930 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Charles Reisner and written by Robert E. Hopkins, Joseph H. Johnson and Willard Mack. The film stars Marie Dressler, Polly ... See full summary »

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Marie Jones
Polly Moran ...
Polly Smith
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Genevieve Jones
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William Smith
Thomas Conlin ...
Frankie
Douglas Haig ...
Johnny
Nanci Price ...
Priscilla
Greta Mann ...
Sophy
Herbert Prior ...
Mr. Frisby
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Mr. Kidd
Edward Dillon ...
Mr. Thutt
Alice Moe ...
Miss Ambrose
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Lee Kohlmar ...
Peddler
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Fanny Lee
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Caught Short is a 1930 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Charles Reisner and written by Robert E. Hopkins, Joseph H. Johnson and Willard Mack. The film stars Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Anita Page, Charles Morton and Thomas Conlin. The film was released on May 10, 1930, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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This title was originally one of over 700 features included in the MGM feature film package which was initially sold to local television stations in 1956; however, there is no record of the film ever actually having been shown, and later editions of the TV Key Book list it as "Withdrawn by MGM-TV; Bad Negative"; the same situation applies to The Rogue Song (1930). See more »

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Remade as Doughnuts and Society (1936) See more »

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Going Spanish
Lyrics by Ray Egan (as Raymond B. Egan)
Music by David Snell (as Dave Snell)
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