the Gump clan, Andy, Bim, Min and Chester, start at a hotel, where dreaming of a seashore, Andy high dives through the floor into the lobby. They drive to the ocean, where Andy does sinks ... See full summary »

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the Gump clan, Andy, Bim, Min and Chester, start at a hotel, where dreaming of a seashore, Andy high dives through the floor into the lobby. They drive to the ocean, where Andy does sinks his boat while fishing. Then they go to an amusement park, where a bumper-car mishap casts Andy through the air and into a roller coaster ride. Written by WesternOne

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12 November 1923 (USA)  »

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Third episode, first series, of The Gumps 2-reel comedy series See more »

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Followed by The Cloud Buster (1928) See more »

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The Gumps on Vacation
4 March 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Do you enjoy live action movies made from comics? Are you a fan of SIN CITY or 300 or the Avengers movies from Disney's Marvel division? American film makers have been converting cartoons and comics into live-action movies at least since 1904's Buster Brown movies. Here's one from the "Andy Gump" series from Sidney Smith. They go on vacation with Uncle Bim and get into a series of disasters. Unfortunately, what was very amusing in a four-strip daily cartoon that you would read in less than a minute becomes tiresome in sequence after sequence for twenty minutes.

There is a lot of real talent involved here, from director Norman Taurog to actress Fay Tincher to Joe Murphy, who plays the long-nosed, chinless Andy in heavy make-up that makes him look a lot like the cartoon. Unhappily, the set-ups to the papa-is-a-dope gags telegraph the pay-offs. While fans of the strip must have been pleased to see the Gumps brought to life and the gags executed competently, there isn't much more to this movie.


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