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Shivering Shakespeare (1930)

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The gang is participating in a program sponsored by the Golden Age Dramatic League. They present their own fractured version of Quo Vadis? (1924). Things go from bad to worse when the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby / Nero (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina / Farinacus (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Mary Ann / Mary Annicus (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Donald Haines ...
Donny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Edith Fellows ...
Girls Scared of Elephant (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Gordon Thorpe ...
Effeminate boy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Douglas Greer ...
Turkey Egg, curtain pulller (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Georgie Billings ...
Shepard (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Allan Cavan ...
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Pete the Dog ...
Pete
Helen Gilmore ...
Woman in audience
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The gang is participating in a program sponsored by the Golden Age Dramatic League. They present their own fractured version of Quo Vadis? (1924). Things go from bad to worse when the neighborhood tough kids disrupt the show. The pie fight is given a new twist by use of some slow motion sequences. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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25 January 1930 (USA)  »

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The Blue Danube
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Music by Johann Strauß
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Would have been a 9
11 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one had me laughing until the pie fight at the end. I was sorry to see it end that way. I thought the adult participation was very amusing and expressed the way the people would really feel about each other if this had been produced in real life. It was very natural and personal. You don't see natural man to man interactions any more. The scenes with the men dressed as animals were irresistible. The children acted like children would at that time, too - it was all very believable. And the lady in charge of this drama was the perfect spinster librarian type everyone liked to ridicule, only no more nor less than she, too, would have been in real life. The mothers were also very motherly and warm and attached to their children. I could relate to them - far more than I can relate to the mothers I meet today, most of whom seem to feel very little for their children. I feel a very warm affection for the time when family love was still so much a part of people's lives.


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