MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 131,298 this week

Forgotten Sweeties (1927)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  10 April 1927 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 25 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Forgotten Sweeties (1927)

Forgotten Sweeties (1927) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Forgotten Sweeties.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Thurston
Anita Garvin
Mitchell Lewis
Shirley Palmer
Jerry Mandy
Charlie Hall
James Finlayson
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 April 1927 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Forgotten Comics
9 March 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a lesser but still very amusing short from Charley Chase's peak period: an ex-girlfriend of Charley's moves into his building with a new husband, and neither Charley's wife nor the new husband are happy with the situation.

Modern viewers might be confused by some of the 1920s dialogue ("I haven't seen you since Heck was a wienie" may need to be explained (see below) and there's a tremendous amount of sexual symbolism involving feet, socks and garters that don't add much to the usual visceral humor, even if they work together well for ex-lit majors like me.

As for the confusing bit of dialogue quoted above, there is a phrase "A dog's age" for a long time. This gave rise to "since Hector was a pup" and since frankfurters are sometimes called "hot dogs" and sometimes "wienies" (from Vienna sausages) and thus this particular bit of snappy dialogue.

As already said, amusing if not Chase's best. Don't start your friends on this one, but if they like his silent comedies, give it a well deserved shot.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Forgotten Sweeties (1927) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?