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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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Comedy | Short


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6 November 1937 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film short is available as an extra in the Warner DVD of A Night At the Races (1937). See more »


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A Night at the Movies is an amusing Robert Benchley short
12 August 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

A Night at the Movies is an amusing Robert Benchley short about him and his wife having trouble knowing which way to go for their movie, getting confused about whether the tickets were for the feature or a car that's being offered in the building, having to switch seats because of a kid that keeps staring and a man ahead of them blocking the view, and a few other things that I won't reveal here. Mr. Benchley looks constantly bemused throughout and it's pretty fun seeing him flustered at every turn. This Oscar-nominated one-reel short is available on the DVD of the Marx Brothers' A Day at the Races. Worth a look for any fan of vintage short comedy.

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