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Andy Plays Hookey (1946)

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Andy makes elaboratoe plans to attend a prizefight, and they all backfire.



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Credited cast:
Andy Clyde
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Symona Boniface ...
Woman at Ticket Window
Heinie Conklin ...
Hot Dog Vendor
Fred Kelsey ...
Judy Malcolm ...
Miss Jones
Frank Mills ...
Ticket Taker
Geneva Mitchell ...
Mrs. Clyde
Ticket Seller
Lorin Raker ...
Emil Sitka ...
2nd Policeman
Victor Travers ...
Man in Ticket Line
Minerva Urecal ...
Andy's Mother-in-Law
Dick Wessel ...
Claude, Andy's Brother-in-Law
Blackie Whiteford ...
Tough Guy in Hot Dog Line


In this Columbia All-Star Comedy (production number 8435), Andy has enough money to buy a ticket for the championship fight, an event he has long planned to attend, but he has to use it to pay his brother-in-law's traffic fines. After getting some more money, he tells his boss he needs the afternoon off to attend his mother-in-law's funeral...hold it, we've seen this before. Ahhh, yes, with W. C. Fields in "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" written by Fields, directed by Clyde Bruckman,and now dusted off by Bruckman for an Andy Clyde short. This short, coupled with a few others, is part of the "petty larceny" that caused the multi-talented Bruckman's career to be shortened, and left him on the outside-looking-in. Columbia did a bit of larceny themselves on this one, by the use of some earlier Clyde footage with Geneva Mitchell, which is why the long-retired-from-films Geneva Mitchell appears in this 1946 entry. Written by Les Adams <>

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Comedy | Short





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19 December 1946 (USA)  »

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Wilbur Goes Wild  »

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