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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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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Tough kid
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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14 November 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Shivering Shakespeare (1930)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Kennedy the Cop's wife puts on a play of "Quo Vadis" and wouldn't you know that she casts the gang to major parts. The first night of the play kicks off and naturally the kids begin to forget their lines and more bad stuff happens, which all leads to a big pie fight. Once again it seems the screenwriter didn't even try to make this thing funny. I'm sitting and watching this short and kept asking myself where it was trying to gain comedy from. From the forgotten lines? This didn't work. From the curtains falling at the wrong time? Perhaps this was suppose to be funny but it's not. Is the pie fight suppose to be funny? Well, I guess it is but I've yet to watch one that has made me laugh. I'm only familiar with the later day shorts and some of the silents but I'm finding those so much better than these early sound ones. Hopefully I'll run into some better ones soon.


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