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Opening Night (1931)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  January 1931 (USA)
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It's the opening night of what has the buzz of being a spectacular new but heavily dramatic play, "Hot Sands". No one will be seated during the first ten minutes after the curtains go up ... See full summary »

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Helen Eby-Rock
Leo Hoyt
Thomas E. Jackson
Dorothy Sands
Peggy Shannon
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It's the opening night of what has the buzz of being a spectacular new but heavily dramatic play, "Hot Sands". No one will be seated during the first ten minutes after the curtains go up because of the serious and integral nature of the scene. People are scrambling for last minute tickets, all that is left being the poorer seats, that is before the performance eventually sells out minutes before show time. Mrs. Walker Pendleton is waiting in front of the theater for her husband to arrive, he who has their tickets. As he is nowhere to be seen, she believes he must have left a ticket for her somewhere. As it gets closer to curtain, she speaks to whoever she can to find her ticket, at the expense of others being able to get theirs or get into the theater. When Mr. Pendleton eventually does arrive, another issue arises which threatens either Mr. or Mrs. Pendleton being able to see the show, as well as perhaps their marriage. Written by Huggo

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Not great....
31 January 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A hot show is about to open and there are no tickets left. However, several folks try to get tickets at the box office despite being told the tickets are sold out. The worst is a rather obnoxious older society lady who expected her husband to leave her a ticket at the box office. When he shows, they aren't admitted--as he has tickets for a DIFFERENT show on a DIFFERENT night. The couple bicker and bicker--like The Bickersons. They really are pretty obnoxious and unlikable folks and the film is only mildly funny. Mostly, I just wanted to throttle them (particularly the woman). Perhaps you'll find it funny--I didn't. However, it is an interesting change of pace for the series.


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