The MacFarlane Kids Are the Reason to See This Short
Pathe in their weird wisdom thought this would be a terrific short to expand into a feature western featuring the band of Abe Lyman (of course!!). Mona Ray and the MacFarlane Brothers were the only ones to make it over to the feature, along the way Tom Tyler (apparently his first talkie), Marcia Manning and Bobby Dunn were replaced by Tom Keene, Sally Starr and Lee Moran respectively in the feature "Pardon My Gun".
"Half Pint Polly" is just the basic story without the musical interludes. Starts off exactly the same with a gag about cleaning a horses' teeth!! Ray (who was a comedienne in the Winnie Lightner mold) is peppy Polly who arrives in a pony and trap and bringing her pet monkey with her. She causes some excitement but not as much as the relay horse race between ranch hand Tom and a villainous neighbour who is also after Manning. Polly overhears a plot to keep Tom out of the race by holding him prisoner in an abandoned hut but the dopey crooks are no match for half pint Polly and her tactics which include a lasso and a big hunk of wood.
Best thing in the short are the terrific MacFarlane kids with their brilliant displays of roping, riding and horsemanship.
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