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Writers:
Cyrus Wood (story) and
A. Dorian Otvos (story)
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Release Date:
12 August 1933 (USA) See more »
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Four convicts escape from a chain gang. Shortly thereafter, changes are made at the prison, because... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jerry Bergen ... Jerry
The Rollickers ... Themselves
Novia ... Jerry's wife
The Pickens Sisters ... Themselves
The Vitaphone Boys and Girls ... Picnickers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Baskett ... (uncredited)
Helen Pickens ... Herself (singer) (uncredited)
Jane Pickens ... Herself (singer) (uncredited)
Patti Pickens ... Herself (singer) (uncredited)
Harry Shannon ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roy Mack 
 
Writing credits
Cyrus Wood (story) and
A. Dorian Otvos (story)

Cinematography by
Edwin B. DuPar  (as E.B. DuPar)
 
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Harry Crosley .... dances by
 

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Runtime:
20 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Included as a special feature on the DVD I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) released in 2005 by Warner Home Video.See more »
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Sippin' on a Soda PopSee more »

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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
No Cheers for This Warners Short, 23 June 2006
Author: evanston_dad from United States

This Warners short, which I presume ran on the same bill as Mervyn LeRoy's "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang," is a mostly tired and unfunny film. It reminded me of just about every "Saturday Night Live" skit ever made, in which all of the actors think the material is funnier than the people watching it, and push a one-note joke to the brink of exhaustion.

It is sort of fun to watch this after LeRoy's movie, because it spoofs specific details from the movie rather than its premise in general. Replacing the jailers' pack of bloodhounds with a bunch of fluffy white poodles was sort of funny, and I also liked the bellboy whose uniform was made of prison stripes.

There are a lot of musical numbers incorporated into the action, performed by people I'd never heard of. The whole thing feels very patchwork and grade Z, with terrible sound and only the most cursory attention given to the actual film-making.

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