The gang is out for a drive on a Sunday afternoon. When it starts to rain, they take shelter in an abandoned building. Unbeknownst to them, it is actually a gangster's hideout.

Director:

Writer:

(dialogue)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Roaring Roads (1935)
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Young David Morton, heir to millions, has been over-zealously restrained from normal youthful activities by his two old-maid Aunts, Harriet and Agatha. In an outburst from his confinement, ... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Nazarro, Charles E. Roberts
Stars: David Sharpe, Gertrude Messinger, Mary Kornman
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Widow Martha and widower Brandon plan to marry; their teenaged children do their slapstick best to interfere. One of "The Boy Friends" series.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Mickey Daniels, Grady Sutton, David Rollins
Ladies Last (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The boys boycott the girls when they insist that the boys wear tuxedos to a big dance.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: David Sharpe, Grady Sutton, Mickey Daniels
Call a Cop! (1931)
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The boyfriends rush into action when the girlfriends think there's a burglar in the house.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Gertrude Messinger
Air-Tight (1931)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The gang builds a glider.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: David Sharpe, Gertrude Messinger, Mary Kornman
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dave
...
Gertie
Mary Kornman ...
Mary
...
Mickey Daniels
Betty Bolen ...
Betty Daniels
...
Alabam
...
Cop
Edit

Storyline

The gang is out for a drive on a Sunday afternoon. When it starts to rain, they take shelter in an abandoned building. Unbeknownst to them, it is actually a gangster's hideout.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 February 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boy Friends: High Gear  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Fifth episode, and only 3-reel entry, in the Boy Friends (otherwise) 2-reel comedy series. See more »

Goofs

After Gertie and Mary start to clean the ink off the cop's face, there's a cut to a close-up and his face is clean. In the next shot, his face has ink again. See more »

Connections

Followed by Too Many Women (1932) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not one of The Boy Friend's best comedy shorts
25 November 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While this is FAR from a great short from Hal Roach Studio, it is still pretty watchable and about average for a Boy Friends film. The Boy Friends series were akin to an older version of the Our Gang shorts and some of the actors were veterans of the other series (such as the be-freckled Mickey). At Roach, the Boy Friends were definitely lesser talents compared to Laurel and Hardy or even Charley Chase. As a result, their films generally are pretty forgettable and the laughs are fewer and father between.

The film starts out at Mickey's house, where he manages to irritate his very thin-skinned father. Of course, considering that Mickey has the most annoying laugh in film history and was also only second to Rondo Hatton for ugliness, I guess I can understand Dad's disgust with the boy! Anyways, despite Dad growling and arguing with his slow-witted son, he gives him the keys to his car--on the condition that he take good care of it. Of course, in a Roach film this means that the car will be damaged severely! All this is mildly funny. However, when it starts to pour, the film slows down considerably and it just isn't all that funny when the boys and their dates stumble into a home filled with evil bootleggers. Without this, this film might have gotten a score of 6, but with all action and no discernible plot, the last half greatly reduces the impact and enjoyment of the film.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss High Gear (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?