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A Night at the Movies (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 6 November 1937 (USA)
A man and his wife have a less-than-enjoyable time at the movies.

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A Husband and his Wife decide to go to the movies and check the ads in the newspaper. They discover that every theatre in town is running a double feature and one-or-the-other has already seen one of the films. They go anyway since Hubby has free tickets. But he leaves them in the car and uses his parking tickets at the theatre. It takes the entire staff to iron out the problem. Once Hubby is seated he gets a coughing fit, upsets all the audience before he goes to the lobby. He returns through the wrong door and finds himself on stage with a group of chorus girls doing a live-bit between films. All this in only eight minutes. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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There are pictures of William Powell, Myrna Loy, Robert Montgomery, and Norma Shearer in the theater front. All were MGM contractees at the time. the studio that produced the short. See more »

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Featured in The Movie Orgy (1968) See more »

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Benchley takes on the movie theater.
19 September 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Robert Benchley stars in yet another short film about a poor schnook who seems to always get getting the short of things in life. In this case, the schnook (Benchley) and his wife want to go to the movies but 1001 little annoyances occur. The summary says that Benchley leaves the ticket in the car...that is NOT the case. Apparently, there was a prize drawing and he accidentally dropped the movie tickets into the slot for that and tried to use the raffle tickets to get into the theater. Then, annoyances about--such as an incredibly large man who sits in front of him and, ultimately, his accidentally walking up on stage and embarrassing himself. All in all, it's pretty typical of a Benchley short with very few belly laughs but plenty of fun, gentle entertainment as he plays his put-upon character. Worth seeing but far from a must-see.


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