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Social Error (1935)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  1 May 1935 (USA)
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A wild college student gets in fights, steals cars, is caught by the police and finally expelled from college. Later on, though, he comes to the aid of a kidnapped heiress.


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Complete credited cast:
David Sharpe ...
Gertrude Messinger ...
June Merton
Monte Blue ...
Dean Carter
Attorney Johnson
Sheila Terry ...
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
Shadow (as Snowflake)
Matty Fain ...
Joseph W. Girard ...
Edward Bentley, Sr. (as Joseph Girard)
Mr. Merton


One of a series of films, including two shorts, produced by William Berke starring David Sharpe, following Sharpe's work for Hal Roach in shorts and before Sharpe became a mostly-full time stunt man. In this one, Sharpe sings, tap dances, does acrobats, fights, climbs up and down building walls and drives and rides all vehicles that come his way. The first half is a series of collegiate escapades as Ed Bentley (David Sharpe) is finally expelled from dear old Wellmore by Dean Carter (Monte Blue), and he and his valet, Shadow (Fred Toones billed as "Snowflake") are on the way to a bank to get money to go home on, when Ed mistakes two bodyguards (Roger Williams and Ted Adams) pushing their charge, heiress June Merton (Gertrude Messinger, then married to David Sharpe), into a car as being kidnappers. He and Shadow follow them to the Merton apartment and begin to try and "rescue" her from the kidnappers who aren't kidnappers, although with Roger Williams and Ted Adams in the roles, the ... Written by Les Adams <>

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1 May 1935 (USA)  »

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Kidnapped  »

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